Stories by Christopher Cheung
Based on other cities’ experience, it could cut the time it takes to open doors in Vancouver by more than half.
From tax credits to renter rebates, parties unveil strategies to increase affordability.
Landlords, non-profits, co-ops and allies unite to make housing an election issue.
Creative thinking, relaxed zoning inspire buildings that add density to neighbourhoods — without adding towers.
But funding falls short of homelessness needs.
Where transit goes, land values rise. Should cities and the public get a share?
These nine graphs show how government widened the wealth gap between Canadians who rent, and Canadians who own a home.
A building boom decades ago is still housing half of Canada’s tenants. But time is running out on a generation of apartment buildings.
New registry tests landlords on knowledge of tenants’ rights and their own obligations.
‘Inclusionary zoning’ has worked in US cities, but is tricky to get right.
The Tyee rides the rails to see how transit changes communities and lives.
Urbanist Andy Yan’s latest study reveals the cost burden of transportation.
Municipalities and non-profits sponsor help for some when homelessness looms.
That’s how Trevor Stokes’s class reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Fully functioning cities need families too. Here’s how they can attract and keep them.
The story behind the story. Book launches this week in Vancouver.
Experts from Toronto, San Francisco, New York say they need help from those up top.
UBC’s Nathanael Lauster urges city dwellers to shake off their ‘house addiction.’
UN conference born in Vancouver draws thousands to Ecuador to take another run at creating a ‘right to the city.’
What I learned in Brooklyn visiting Chris Cheung, my dumpling doppelganger.
Vancouver’s neighbour finally evolving into its role at the geographic centre of the region.
Mayor concedes affordable housing will be lost, but says he’s hamstrung by senior governments. Part one of two.
Coalition of 28 Vancouver groups want city to delay Grandview-Woodland community plan for more consultation.
Old settlement patterns have reversed, but old problems of adaptation remain.
Staying in the city where I grew up isn’t just about money, it’s about love.
We thought we knew you. Turns out, you’re a life-saving, sheep-shearing, rather complex crew.
At 15, Wayland Chin fell in heart-pounding, sweat-inducing love. With DDR.
Spend some time with Ronsar Lo, whose basement is a 'pop-up eatery.'
Doc captures experience of facing bigger, hotter, more surprising infernos.
Clark 'educates' kids by threatening their families' livelihoods. Real educators say that's not how it's done.
No, not housing prayers. These guys sell most of Metro Van's churches.
From one generation to another, an identity conversation continues.
Old god, new tricks? In Vancouver, plugged-in (even gluten-free) churches grow while Christianity declines.
Tyee asks cosplayers what you've always wondered at Vancouver anime convention.
Metro Van density plans invite wrecking ball to three lower-income neighbourhoods.
In absence of data, Chinese blamed and shamed for affordability crisis.
In the scramble for residential land, should industrial areas be sacrificed?
Meet Jeremy Koreski, who's built a career capturing the thrill of the outdoors.
Buying a business was a fast track for foreigners into BC. Will it be again?
In Vancouver's fast shifting Chinatown, an ancient game is open to all.
Fishing heritage lives on at newly-reopened benevolent society museum.
Elite neighbourhood first to protect pre-1940 houses.
Downtown Eastside's busy bazaar is not without controversy, and the odd unusual ware.