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Painting images of the city of the future at the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum in Vancouver.
Frances Bula May 19, 2017

Bright signs across the Canadian city mark the location of 25 safe zones where post-disaster support would be prioritized, the Vancouver Observer reports. 

May 3, 2016

Development, storms and insects are blamed for thinning the tree coverage in a city known worldwide for its greenery, The Globe and Mail reports. 

April 15, 2016
Advocates hope to scale up ongoing campaign as benchmark against which to measure the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs February 2, 2016
Other cities allow 'granny flats' or 'accessory dwellings' but Vancouver's 'laneway-house' policy has been North America's most successful.
Frances Bula December 11, 2015

Some Vancouverites blame rising home prices on a flood of global real estate investment in the city, Reuters reports. 

July 10, 2015

The Canadian city’s share of walking, biking and mass-transit trips is rising as use of personal vehicles continues to slide, Planetizen reports. 

June 4, 2015

The Canadian city is one of dozens worldwide that have pledged to completely eliminate fossil fuels, EarthTechling reports. 

April 28, 2015

British Columbia’s largest city will provide heroin to severe addicts in a controlled environment in an effort to shelter them from crime and dirty needles, The Globe and Mail reports. 

December 9, 2014
Vancouver is slashing greenhouse-gas emissions by aggressively creating new district-energy systems that heat large numbers of buildings.
Frances Bula October 10, 2014

In a World Bank blog post, Gregor Robertson says decisive, proactive steps are the best way to blunt the impacts of climate change. 

September 29, 2014

Careful planning and access to resources help major Canada cities adapt to challenges, London-based Grosvenor says. 

April 17, 2014

An article in Urban Land explores Vancouver’s reputation for sweating the details of urban planning. 

March 10, 2014

Vancouver, Canada’s main library will feature an Inspiration Lab as part of the city’s wider digital strategy, BC Business reports.

February 26, 2014
Despite the success of Vancouver's Canada Line, the next extension of the city's SkyTrain system is using a different public-private partnership strategy.
Frances Bula February 20, 2014
Canada has joined Europe and Australia as a leader in using "P3s" for all manner of infrastructure projects. In an interview with Citiscope, PPP Canada CEO John McBride explains how it works.
Christopher Swope February 19, 2014
In downtown Vancouver and the suburb of Richmond, development is booming around the Canada Line's rail stations.
Frances Bula February 18, 2014
Vancouver used an innovative public-private partnership to build the Canada Line light rail for the 2010 Olympics. Now, rail projects in Edmonton, Denver and Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. view Vancouver as a model.
Frances Bula February 17, 2014

Trash removed to salvage urban wetland in Puerto Rico

November 13, 2013
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