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Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Monday


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• Duelling B.C. reports offer vastly different takes on municipal spending [Globe and Mail]
• Green Party backs vacant-home tax proposal in Vancouver [Globe and Mail]
• Barinder Rasode to join Surrey mayoralty race [Globe and Mail]
• West End: Impacts and Issues of Laneway Housing [Price Tags]
• Department of Overstatement: Bad Teeth [Price Tags]
• Vancouver: The Highrise Myth – 3 [Price Tags]
• Traffic off the North Shore [Fraseropolis]
• Vancouver Greens: More from developers for low-cost housing, maybe luxury tax, lots more real talking with residents promised [State of Vancouver]
• City’s first round of urban-design awards generates a mixed response [State of Vancouver]
• 944 Granville Street [State of Vancouver]
• Vancouver candidates band together to siphon votes from Vision and NPA [Georgia Straight]
• Cities can invest in climate solutions and still thrive [Georgia Straight]
• Gregor Robertson skips debate sponsored by ex-NPA vice president Rob Macdonald’s company [Georgia Straight]
• Wesley Mussio: Working to revitalize local democracy in the City of Vancouver [Georgia Straight]
• Spencer McKay: Why Vancouver’s electoral system is broken [Georgia Straight]
• Councillor Barinder Rasode announces bid for Surrey mayor [Vancouver Sun]
• Gil Peñalosa on creating vibrant cities [South Fraser Blog]

• Allow dogs on Greater Victoria buses? Passionate views unleashed [Victoria Times Colonist]
• B.C. to study feasibility of bridge from Nanaimo to Gabriola Island [Globe and Mail]
• Census shows big leaps for biking in a few cities, but Portland inches backward [Portland Bike Blog]
• Old Town will test a huge plaza for pedestrians and cyclists, for a single weekend in October [The Oregonian]
• In the belly of the Bertha [Crosscut]

• Give Your City New Bus Routes With This Sleek Planning Tool [Fast Co.Exist]
• A Danish City Is Using GPS to Track (and Help) the Homeless [City Lab]
• Bankruptcy in Detroit—The Tip of the Iceberg [Planetizen]
• Reimagining Union Station [Washington Post]