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Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Thursday


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• When politicians promise to run clean campaigns, what does it mean? [State of Vancouver]
• B.C. cities steer towards Vancouver’s car-share model [Globe and Mail]
• Vancouver offers to move mature fruit trees from contested Arbutus corridor [Globe and Mail]
• Short platforms and trains: is the Skytrain Canada Line under built and nearing capacity? [Vancity Buzz]
• Future Present: The History, Problems and Possibilities of the Canada Line [Price Tags]
• How bike lanes hurt business [Price Tags]
• PREST: Complaining Dane may just have a point [North Shore News]
• Oppenheimer tent city to host feast as protest passes one month and 150 tents [Georgia Straight]
• Councillor Jonathan Cote ready to battle New Westminster mayor Wayne Wright [Georgia Straight]
• Real-estate analyst says Lower Mainland elections could influence housing prices [Georgia Straight]
• Pie Chart of 2014 TransLink Property Tax [South Fraser Blog]
• What If Full of Itself Vancouver Seceded from Canada? [The Tyee]
• City of Burnaby enforcing bylaws that prohibit Kinder Morgan’s access to Burnaby mountain [Vancouver Observer]
• Cyclists clash with walkers on eco trail in Stanley Park [Vancouver Sun]
• Barbara Yaffe: Townhomes an affordable alternative in Vancouver [Vancouver Sun]
• Port Mann, Golden Ears bridge tolls to be rolled into one bill [Vancouver Sun]
• Mount Pleasant group files suit over proposed Broadway and Main high-rise [Vancouver Sun]
• Parking and More Parking [What Floats to the Top of My Desk]

• B.C. Transit looks to add more double-deckers to its fleet [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Construction of Squamish subdivision will require landslide barriers [Globe and Mail]
• Farmland overhaul turning into ‘complete railroad job,’ according to email sent by Liberal MLA [Vancouver Sun]
• City ponders about-face on density [Portland Tribune]
• Tiny houses for homeless people? Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is ‘infatuated’ with the idea, advisor says [The Oregonian]
• Hoyt Street Properties fails to deliver enough affordable housing under Portland’s Pearl District development deal [The Oregonian]

• Vintage Public Transit: San Francisco’s Streetcars and Cable Cars [UrbDeZine Los Angeles]
• Fee-Simple Small Lots Yield Urbane Density [Urban Land]
• The Ranch Mine does infill the right way in a historic Phoenix neighbourhood with the Link house [Blooming Rock]
• Zoning and Market Pricing of Housing [Pedestrian Observations]
• Silicon Valley’s Self-Feeding Cycle of Car Dependence [Next City]
• Ferguson Unrest Shows Poverty Grows Fastest in Suburbs [Next City]