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Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Friday


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• CP Rail uproots community gardens in Arbutus corridor [Globe and Mail]
• 1216 Burrard Street [Changing Vancouver]
• The Future of the Southern Tier: Motordom without a vote [Price Tags]
• Fresh Crème in the Southern Tier [Price Tags]
• Obstacle and Irony: Zoning and consumer demand [Price Tags]
• The Condon / Price Debate: Zoning Vancouver [Price Tags]
• Fraser Games – 2: Infortainment Clickbait for a gullible media [Price Tags]
• Fraser Games – 3: “So even though that’s not true, why do you think that is?” [Price Tags]
• Fraser Games 4: Repetition Wins [Price Tags]
• Not all residents want bike lanes removed for more parking in Willoughby [South Fraser Blog]
• TransLink considers changing name of Evergreen Line [Vancouver Sun]
• Vancouver’s NPA candidates sign code of conduct guaranteeing clean campaign [Vancouver Sun]
• Downtown Eastside sidewalk by Pigeon Park hit by chunks of falling concrete [Vancouver Sun]
• The future of highrises? Wood, naturally [Vancouver Sun]

• Is McLoughlin sewage plant dead? Politicians all over the map [Victoria Times Colonist]
• In British Columbia, Slow Food by Bike [New York Times]
• Seattle’s dizzying change? Get used to it [Crosscut]
• New city transportation head: Can he match the city’s goals with its resources? [Crosscut]
• Portland Development Commission OKs $1.3 million sale of parcel for convention hotel [The Oregonian]
• Greater Victoria business groups push for regional amalgamation [Victoria Times Colonist]

• Ottawa won’t hit the transit re-set button again [Ottawa Citizen]
• East end Toronto a developer’s dream: Hume [Toronto Star]

• Los Angeles: a city that outgrew its masterplan. Thank God [The Guardian]
• U.S. bikeshares have killed a shocking number of people [Gist]
• Potential Gondola Ridership [Seattle Transit Blog]
• Penned in by Freeways, L.A. Mountain Lions Are Becoming Isolated—and Aggressive [City Lab]
• How a San Francisco Architect Reframes Design for the Blind [Curbed]