Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Thursday

LOCAL
• Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision party unveil election platform [Vancouver Sun]
• ‘Surrey should not beat itself up’ over livability results [Vancouver Sun]
• Need for light rail transit unites Surrey candidates [Vancouver Sun]
• Municipal survey shows where Metro Vancouver candidates stand on the issues [Vancouver Sun]
• Burnaby plans to appeal unique NEB decision overruling local bylaw [Globe and Mail]
• Trumps trumpet Vancouver luxury tower [Globe and Mail]
• NPA, Vision Vancouver take campaign promises poolside [Globe and Mail]
• Vancouver school board’s rejection of corporate funding purely political [Globe and Mail]
• Vision Vancouver criticizes LaPointe for living outside city [Globe and Mail]
• Proposed sale of Vancouver social-housing complex becomes civic election issue [Globe and Mail]
• Robertson stumbles as he tries to answer LaPointe question about union deal [State of Vancouver]
• Let’s play another round of the No-Win Game, City Heritage version [Price Tags]
• The best cycling infrastructure around the world – including us [Price Tags]
• Ohrn Words: Bike to Work Week – 2 [Price Tags]
• More Delays for Compass [Stephen Rees’s Blog]
• Do you not find this stressful?: A Vancouverite’s experience cycling in Los Angeles. [Medium]
• Devon Rowcliffe: Protection from corporate influence in classrooms, or disingenuous election spin? [Georgia Straight]
• COPE details Vancouver housing authority proposal [Georgia Straight]
• Mayor Gregor Robertson questions NPA candidate Kirk LaPointe’s residency [Georgia Straight]
• Vision Vancouver platform includes proposals for arts fund, longer patio hours [Georgia Straight]
• Real estate and housing issues dominate Vancouver mayoral debate on Shaw TV [Georgia Straight]
• Jordan Bateman: Vision Vancouver sells out taxpayers to please labour unions [Georgia Straight]
• NPA park board platform includes promises to maintain parks, fund new pools [Georgia Straight]
• Status of the Agricultural Land Reserve in Metro Vancouver [South Fraser Blog]
• Is Visions’ Union Controversy a Big Deal? [The Tyee]
• Burnaby, Surrey Shirk Responsibility to Help the Homeless [The Tyee]
• COPE mayoral candidate Meena Wong calls for new city-owned housing [Vancouver Observer]

CASCADIA
• Come clean on Johnson Street Bridge costs, Chong says [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Pete McMartin: Homeless in Abbotsford — between the rock and the hard place [Vancouver Sun]

INTERNATIONAL
• Homeownership in America Has Collapsed—Don’t Blame Millennials [The Atlantic]
• Postcard from San Francisco: How not to build a parklet [Portland Bike Blog]
• Loudoun’s Broken Development Model [Bacon’s Rebellion]
• Crashes double at Houston intersections after red light cameras pulled [Houston Chronicle]