Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Friday

LOCAL
• Oppenheimer Park homeless fold up tent city, many planning to return to streets (updated with video) [Vancouver Sun]
• Universal transit in Vancouver for $1 a day, pitches mayoral candidate [Vancouver Sun]
• COPE’s Meena Wong proposes $30 monthly public transit program [Vancouver Observer]
• Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to host telephone town hall [Vancouver Observer]
• NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe takes voters’ questions on Reddit [Vancouver Observer]
• With few options, homeless predict return to dismantled tent city [Globe and Mail]
• NPA starts to hit hard, saying Gregor Robertson hates the city’s resource economy, lies about homelessness [State of Vancouver]
• Chinatown in the Seventies: The Images of Jim Wong-Chu – Centre A [Price Tags]
• Ohrn Words: An Uncomfortable Thing [Price Tags]
• Ohren Images: Bollards [Price Tags]
• Oppenheimer vacated peacefully but homeless say they have nowhere to go [Georgia Straight]
• Vancouver candidates tackle future of viaducts, Grandview-Woodland at multiparty forum [Georgia Straight]
• NPA candidate Kirk LaPointe lives and works outside of Vancouver, so why run here? [Georgia Straight]
• EVENT | A Housing Action Plan for Cities [The Mainlander]
• East Pender and Columbia Street (3) [Changing Vancouver]

CASCADIA
• Homelessness a crisis for single women, mothers and kids: reports [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Arboretum’s ramps to nowhere mark successful freeway revolt [Seattle Times]
• Streetcar ridership, revenue still off track [Seattle Times]
• S 200th Link Extension Photo Update [Seattle Transit Blog]

CANADA
• Welcome to Toronto’s Death Race 2014 [Globe and Mail]
• A pop-up for the homeless: Fiorito [Toronto Star]

INTERNATIONAL
• Ebola versus Cars [Sightline Daily]
• New York’s Attorney General Declares War on Airbnb [City Lab]
• The Dark Side of Environmental Quality [California Planning & Development Report]
• D.C’s 11th Street Bridge Park: Transforming Infrastructure into Civic Space [The Planning Report]
• Forty years on from the Rumble in the Jungle, Kinshasa is a city of chaos [The Guardian]