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Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Friday


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• B.C. magazine report finds homelessness halves lifespans (with video) [Vancouver Sun]
• Mayor’s race for control of Vancouver heats up (updated with video) [Vancouver Sun]
• 2015 municipal elections: Pipeline runs through Burnaby campaign [Vancouver Sun]
• Some Metro Vancouver directors support Uber [Vancouver Sun]
• Homelessness cuts life expectancy, more than doubles accidental deaths: Vancouver report [Vancouver Sun]
• COPE would scrap Burrard Bridge bike lane because of congestion [Price Tags]
• Ohrn Words: A sleepy campaign wakes up [Price Tags]
• Transportation promises: A reality check on the Metro Vancouver campaign trail [Surrey Leader]
• Falcon concerned about referendum delay for transit [Surrey Leader]
• Our Pennsylvania Station: The Birks Building [Price Tags]
• “Greens support a referendum on how we fund transit” [Stephen Rees’s Blog]
• Vision Vancouver discloses more than $2 million in campaign donations [Georgia Straight]
• Report shows life expectancy of homeless is half that of average B.C. resident [Georgia Straight]
• Gregor Robertson and Geoff Meggs libel suit against Kirk LaPointe raises intriguing questions [Georgia Straight]
• COPE’s transit plan defies common sense [Georgia Straight]
• Independent Vancouver mayoral candidate Bob Kasting endorses Kirk LaPointe [Georgia Straight]
• The transit ballot measure in Seattle, and the upcoming transit referendum in Metro Vancouver [South Fraser Blog]
• Vision files defamation suit against NPA’s Kirk LaPointe [Vancouver Observer]
• Former NPA President Michael Davis endorses Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision [Vancouver Observer]
• Vision Vancouver list reveals $2.2-million in campaign donations [Globe and Mail]
• Vancouver mayoral race down to wire as challenger LaPointe tightens gap [Globe and Mail]
• Hundreds of homeless die on B.C. streets, report finds [Globe and Mail]

• Victoria homeless death rate ‘troubling’ [Victoria Times Colonist]
• Cameras coming by 2015 on some BC Transit buses outside Metro Vancouver [Vancouver Sun]
• An opening for Uber? Portland analysis shows demand for taxis far exceeding supply on weekends [The Oregonian]
• Is Portland disinvesting in affordable housing for the Pearl and Old Town? [The Oregonian]
• A look at how the River District developed [The Oregonian]
• A Missed Opportunity for Seattle’s Downtown School [Sightline Daily]

• New York Today: Taking It Slow [New York Times]
• 4 Whimsical Designs That Make City Life Just A Little Bit More Bearable [Fast Co.Exist]
• Long Beach’s First Bike Share for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence [Longbeachize]
• Diagonal walkways put drivers, pedestrians at different cross purposes [Los Angeles Times]