Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Thursday

LOCAL
• Tri-Cities mayoral race: SkyTrain-related growth a hot election topic [Vancouver Sun]
• Longtime Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie comes under attack [Vancouver Sun]
• Surrey mayoral race: Front-runners clash on crime, new city centre [Vancouver Sun]
• Campaign contributor lists from big parties to come … soon [State of Vancouver]
• Candidates offer unsatisfactory responses to Vancouver housing issues [Globe and Mail]
• “Commercial Drive for Everyone” – Update [Price Tags]
• Comments worth commenting on: The essential problem of “character” [Price Tags]
• Civic Election: Issues that Matter Most [Price Tags]
• Vancouver Greens look south to Portland for affordable housing ideas [Georgia Straight]
• Eyebrows raised by Kirk LaPointe’s vow to sweep away Downtown Eastside drug dealers [Georgia Straight]
• COPE Vancouver would freeze police budget, cites low crime [Georgia Straight]
• Vancouver parties outline arts and culture funding proposals [Georgia Straight]
• Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver aims to overthrow Vision with “strategic slate” [Georgia Straight]
• Low-cost senior housing at risk in Vancouver [Georgia Straight]
• My Co-op Is Falling Down [The Tyee]
• Vancouver Election Is a Tale of Two Cities [The Tyee]
• COPE reveals financing, challenges Vision to reveal its own [Vancouver Observer]
• Seattle’s requirements for reporting city campaign donations are to die for. But do they produce cheaper elections? No [State of Vancouver]

CASCADIA
• Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin: I won’t resign over bridge [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Ferries CEO: Expect fare hikes, service cuts due to Nanaimo about-face [Victoria Times Colonist]
• B.C. Ferries floats terminal consolidation, service cuts to Nanaimo [Globe and Mail]
• Proposed location of Jumbo Glacier Resort raises avalanche concerns [Globe and Mail]
• MLA seeks to ban building on First Nation burial sites [Globe and Mail]
• Lloyd developer proposes 1,000 more low-car apartments including 32-story tower [Portland Bike Blog]
• Seattle voters trade higher taxes for better bus service [Crosscut]

CANADA
• Why big projects’ final bill always makes us ill: Keenan [Toronto Star]

INTERNATIONAL
• 5 things I learned from Enrique Peñalosa [Blooming Rock]
• Here’s how, despite soaring housing costs, people continue to live in L.A. [Los Angeles Times]
• When Nuisance Suits Are a Nuisance [Planetizen]
• Using Wall Street Tactics to Preserve Affordable Housing [Next City]
• ‘Re-education’ campaigns teach China’s new ghost city-dwellers how to behave [The Guardian]