Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Tuesday

LOCAL
• Linda Hepner growing lead in Surrey mayor race [Vancouver Sun]
• Vancouver’s COPE promises to put an end to ‘renovictions’ [Vancouver Sun]
• Opinion: Vancouver vs. Surrey: Which spends and taxes more? [Vancouver Sun]
• New Westminster mayor’s election signs too big [Vancouver Sun]
• Greater Vancouver’s economic growth not yet best in west: report [Vancouver Sun]
• Council accepts Dunbar’s vision for neighbourhood: Planners said rejection of the report, which was opposed by some residents, would have undermined the future of the CityPlan.: [Final Edition] [State of Vancouver]
• CORE summary finds CityPlan `weak, vague’: [FINAL Edition] [State of Vancouver]
• Reaction to city’s urban-village vision of the future not all neighborly: [FINAL C Edition] [State of Vancouver]
• A Change of Scale 1 – In the West End [Price Tags]
• Three things I learned about Chinatown [Price Tags]
• Coalition of Progressive Electors mayoral candidate promises to ban renovictions [Price Tags]
• COPE’s Meena Wong proposes plan to protect renters from ‘renovictions’ [Vancouver Observer]
• 123 East Pender Street [Changing Vancouver]

CASCADIA
• Victoria city staff call for end to downtown skateboarding ban [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Washington State Traffic Forecast Finally Recognizes Reality [Sightline Daily]
• Why Portland needs stronger design standards for construction zones [Bike Portland]
• Seattle City Council pushes forward on developer fees [Crosscut]
• Mayor Charlie Hales releases proposal for Airbnb-style rentals in apartments, condos [The Oregonian]
• Rethinking I-205 MAX service [Portland Transport]
• Re-examining the Urban Village Strategy [Seattle Transit Blog]

INTERNATIONAL
• More Cities Join SF In Effort To Ban MonkeyParking App That Auctions Off Spaces To Highest Bidder [CBS]
• When Planning for Retirement, Consider Transportation [New York Times]
• Quantifying the Livable City [City Lab]
• Real Change for a Changing Climate [The Architects Newspaper]