Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Monday

LOCAL
• Vancouver turns to courts in Arbutus corridor fight with CP Rail (with video) [Vancouver Sun]
• Vancouver hard-pressed to end homelessness by next year [Vancouver Sun]
• Deep Cove parking turf war heats up [Vancouver Sun]
• Vancouver city council approves $30-million daycare initiative [Globe and Mail]
• Arbutus corridor dispute headed to court as City of Vancouver sues CP Rail [Globe and Mail]
• After Vision unveils green platform, Kirk LaPointe claims the mayor is “ashamed of our economy” [Georgia Straight]
• Vancouver Greens and COPE deliver more detailed housing plans than what’s offered by NPA [Georgia Straight]
• Vancouver election crowded out by global events and troubling local news [Georgia Straight]
• Oppenheimer campers prepare to ask a judge for more time to find affordable housing [Georgia Straight]
• Cleta Brown: Better city, brighter future [Georgia Straight]
• Granville Street – 900 block, east side (1) [Changing Vancouver]
• Vancouver launches new legal challenge to CP Rail, saying it has no rights to use Arbutus corridor for rail any more [State of Vancouver]
• All city controversies solved in one easy night of talking and drinking among savvy group [State of Vancouver]
• The Meniscus Series – Marpole bus shelter fun by the Emily Carr University of Art + Design [The Buzzer Blog]
• Wooden skyscrapers could be the future of flat-pack cities around the world [The Guardian]

CASCADIA
• Victoria considers sites for E&N Rail terminal [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Victoria councillors reluctant to weigh in on living wage [Victoria Times Colonist]
• First look: Better Block re-imagines 3rd Ave with protected bike lane, new crosswalk [Portland Bike Blog]
• Seattle should set an example by enforcing its new labor laws [Crosscut]
• Columbia River Crossing: Feds give Oregon, Washington five additional years to repay $135 million [The Oregonian]
• A Fair Share of Streets (Part 1) [Sightline Daily]

INTERNATIONAL
• Facing Many Obstacles, Bike Sharing Slowly Gains Traction Upstate [New York Times]
• North America’s First Electric Garbage Truck Is Silently Driving Chicago Streets [Fast Co.Exist]
• The Fading Distinction Between City and Suburb [City Lab]
• An Addictive Tool Tracks the Explosive Expansion of the World’s Megacities [City Lab]
• Can solar roadways and glow-in-the-dark footpaths be the future of the road safety? [Woodhouse]
• Bollards, bricks and black cabs: why the best urban objects are mundane [The Guardian]