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Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Monday

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• Along the Number 20 Line [Fraseropolis]
• How Vancouver is becoming Silicon Valley North [Globe and Mail]
• Union leader says B.C.’s SkyTrain shutdown made worse by managers [Globe and Mail]
• Renovating? In Vancouver, it’s about to get way more complicated [Globe and Mail]
• The TransLink Double Bind [Price Tags]
• How could they get it so wrong? [Stephen Rees’s Blog]
• Housing survey finds 17.1 percent of Vancouver and Toronto condo owners invest in other units [Georgia Straight]
• Vancouver’s Exhibition Aims to Drop the Waste [The Tyee]
• West Vancouver council to revisit call for tanker ban after vote confusion [Vancouver Sun]
• Giant mural coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island [Vancouver Sun]
• A Call For Public Squares From the Mayor [What Floats to the Top of My Desk]
• How Vancouver Became One of North America’s Most Family-Friendly Cities [City Lab]

• Cigarette butts collected from Victoria streets are recycled [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Victoria bus lanes working fine, with more to come next year [Victoria Times Colonist]
• A close-up look at the best business bike parking in Portland [Bike Portland]
• The Alexandra Bridge Needs Your Help [What Floats to the Top of My Desk]
• Another monorail proposal. Yes, seriously. [Crosscut]
• Seattle’s Transit Tunnel Is About To Get Busier [Northwest Urbanist]
• Is biking only fit for white people? [Blooming Rock]

• Two tourist letters reveal different takes on Canada’s car culture [Globe and Mail]

• Where The Wild Things Play [NPR]
• These Reinvented Urban Farms Grow Algae, Not Kale [Fast Co.Exist]
• Gentrification, Inc. [Fast Company]
• Can France Restore Renters’ Faith in Fair Housing With Pricing Caps? [City Lab]
• The Stag bets ‘form-based code’ can sell Simsbury campus [Hartford Business]