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news

A Tyee Series

How Vancouver Youth Feel about Life in ‘World’s Most Livable City’

A roundtable discussion with the next generation. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 23 Nov 2016


culture

Vancouver in the ‘70s: Grime, Gangs, Protest — and Far Crazier

New books explore two sides of a very different city.

By Jesse Donaldson, 2 Nov 2016


opinion

Airbnb a Problem, Not a Solution, for Homeowners, Renters and Cities

It’s being picked on by councils around the world. And for good reason.

By Bill Tieleman, 1 Nov 2016


news

‘They’re Angry Because We’re Failing Them’: Cities Share Tensions at Housing Summit

Experts from Toronto, San Francisco, New York say they need help from those up top.

By Christopher Cheung, 27 Oct 2016


opinion

Surrey, a Laboratory for Future Canada

Like few other cities it’s being redefined by immigration, and responding in hopeful ways.

By George Abraham, 6 Oct 2016


opinion

I’m Disabled and City’s Bike Friendly Efforts Don’t Feel Friendly to Me

My car is my mobility aid. But parking spaces I depend on keep disappearing.

By Allison Tom, 29 Sep 2016


opinion

The Sad Housing Lessons of Little Mountain

Province, city sacrificed opportunity for social and affordable housing in favour of private interests.

By David Chudnovsky and Linda Shuto, 12 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

In Downtown Eastside, Jim’s Story Shows Holes in Vast Net of Systems and Services

Facing complex challenges, his struggle is emblematic of hundreds others. First of two parts.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Burnaby Boom: From Bedroom ‘Burb to Growing City

Vancouver’s neighbour finally evolving into its role at the geographic centre of the region.

By Christopher Cheung, 30 Aug 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Burnaby Boom: ‘Inevitable’ Redevelopment Leaves Renters Insecure

Mayor concedes affordable housing will be lost, but says he’s hamstrung by senior governments. Part one of two.

By Christopher Cheung, 29 Aug 2016


news

‘Faulty’ Towers? Battle Brews over Vibe of Commercial Drive

Coalition of 28 Vancouver groups want city to delay Grandview-Woodland community plan for more consultation.

By Christopher Cheung, 10 Aug 2016


opinion

How China’s Politics Are Screwing with Canadian Real Estate Markets

Extraordinary levels of capital flight tied to chaos in the Middle Kingdom.

By Jonathan Manthorpe, 8 Aug 2016


news

West Hastings ‘Tent City’ Could Be Around for Years

Meanwhile in Victoria, residents are packing up ‘Super InTent City’ after nine months to move into social housing.

By Stefania Seccia, 4 Aug 2016


news

Clearcut city? Rise of Condos Means Razed Trees, Bird Evictions

Vancouver has lost hundreds of hectares of canopy in just two decades.

By Margaret Munro, 25 May 2016


news

Vancouver Housing Report Mostly 'A's, but Look Closer, Critics Say

Absence of detail, too broad a focus among faults found in city’s renter strategy.

By Katie Hyslop, 18 May 2016


presents

Where Should We Draw the Line On Expert Planning Power?

Urbanarium's last debate pits populism against skill.

By Christopher Cheung, 12 May 2016


news

Stressed Cities Try to Rein in Accommodation 'Sharing' Sites Like Airbnb

Evidence lacks, but critics link short-term rentals to low long-term vacancies.

By Alexander Villegas, 10 May 2016


opinion

Please Advise! Calgary Mayor Sorry for Uber Honesty

Doc Steve soothes a chastened Nenshi: if only all gaffes were so endearing.

By Steve Burgess, 27 Apr 2016


opinion

Why One Corner of East Van Could Be Truly Revolutionary

Alas, what 'the People's Republic' wants today may not fit tomorrow.

By Ian Gill, 18 Apr 2016


presents

To Plan or Not to Plan? That's Vancouver's Question

And the fourth in the Urbanarium series of civic debates suggests the answer is...

By Christopher Cheung, 14 Apr 2016