ARTICLES & INFO

Letter to Council asking where to park when taking the B-Line from Dundarave and DWV response suggesting neighbourhood streets.
Open link and click on item (21)

https://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-correspndence/2019/February/19feb01.pdf

Am I the last voice against Skytrain toUBC?
-relationship between developers and transit

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/01/29/Last-Voice-Against-SkyTrain-to-UBC/

Who is Transit for?  (Vancouver Sun, Feb. 4, 2019 p. A7)
relationship between developers and transit

Elizabeth Murphy: Region needs to reconsider Broadway subway to UBC

To “B” or not to “B”  (West Vancouver Magazine, Feb, 2019 p. 6) 

https://issuu.com/turnermedia/docs/westvancouvermagazine-jan2019/6

 The B-Line in Kerrisdale

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/41st-avenue-b-line-kerrisdale-road-changes

Why real estate ‘supply skeptics’ have it all wrong (Financial Post/Vancouver Sun, Feb. 1, 2019  p. C3)  -discusses whether increased supply really does improve affordability

https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/real-estate-supply-skeptics-have-it-all-wrong-building-more-houses-really-does-improve-affordability

Real Estate’s ‘Missing Middle’ is Missing for a Reason (Financial Post/Vancouver Sun, December 21, 2018 p. C3)
-polls reveal a strong preference fort low -rise and large-sized housing over mid-rise residences

Big https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/the-missing-middle-in-real-estate-is-missing-for-a-reason-no-one-wants-to-live-in-mid-rise-housing

Money Still Flows into Civic Governance (Vancouver Sun, December 15, 2018, p. A19)
-how developers influence governments

Elizabeth Murphy: Vancouver must stop allowing the development community to set the agenda

New Supply May Not Reduce Housing Prices (Vancouver Sun, December 15, 2018, p. D3)

–migration and other influences on housing demand in Vancouver

Douglas Todd: Will building more housing satisfy migration demand? (Part 2)

Province Should follow California’s Example (Vancouver Sun, Nov. 7, 2018 p. A7)
-the relationship between density public transit and economics

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/alex-boston-despite-new-mayors-promises-transit-extensions-require-population-density-sound-business-models-to-work

Condominium Towers Have Changed Metro Forever (Vancouver Sun, Oct. 20, 2018 p. H3)

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-condos-changed-metro-vancouver-forever-for-better-and-worse

False Creek proven model for affordable living (Vancouver Sun, Oct. 20, 2018 p. H3)  

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/richard-evans-false-creek-south-offers-proven-model-on-how-to-create-affordable-housing

Don’t Zone Out – Vote  (Vancouver Sun, October 9, 2018, p. A10)
-discusses the shift from livability to growth

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-vancouver-voters-need-to-think-about-the-city-they-want-before-they-vote link)

The Ups and Downs of Highrise Living (Vancouver Sun, October 6, 2018  p. A9-10)
-discusses pros and cons of highrise living for various demographics

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/douglas-todd-the-ups-and-downs-of-highrise-living

North Shore needs LRT now (North Shore News, Oct. 5, 2018, p A1) 
-discusses transportation issues on the North Shore

https://www.nsnews.com/news/north-shore-needs-rapid-transit-now-sfu-expert-1.23453112

Council Candidates Debate West Van’s Future (North Shore News, Oct. 5, 2018, p. A5)
-reports on All Candidate Meeting for Council on Oct. 3

https://www.nsnews.com/news/council-candidates-debate-west-vancouver-s-future-1.23453393

West Van Considers Building Subsidized Housing for Workforce (Vancouver Province,Oct. 3, 2018 website )    -discusses provision of housing for local civil servants

https://theprovince.com/news/local-news/west-vancouver-considers-building-subsidized-workforce-housing/wcm/ced3ffc2-80aa-4920-8834-62b2ac8f8deb

How Taxes Compare Across Metro (Vancouver Sun, September 29, 2018, P. 10)
-compares property taxes in Metro

https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/how-do-your-taxes-and-user-fees-compare-to-neighbouring-cities-and-how-much-more-are-you-paying-since-the-last-election

Daphne Bramham:  As Small Businesses Struggle, Sim Fears For Heart, Soul of CIty  (Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2018, p. A3)
-how density and zoning affect small business 

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/daphne-bramham-ken-sim-on-cambie-street-and-the-need-to-preserve-local-businesses

Duplex zoning is just one way city is Making Room  (Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2018 p. A11) 
-discusses influence of zoning on property values and density

Gil Kelley: Duplex zoning is just the start of city-wide planning process

Duplexes may not Improve Affordability  (Vancouver Sun,  September 22, 2018 p. A-14)
-discusses influence of zoning on property values and density

https://vancouversun.com/business/local-business/allowing-duplexes-will-increase-land-values-at-least-a-little      

Fixing Affordability:  Mayoral Candidates in Burnaby, Vancouver and on the North Shore have plenty of ideas (Vancouver Sun, September 22, 2018 P. A-12-13)
-discusses solutions to  housing affordability

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/housing-affordability-feature

Livability Must Not be Forgotten in the Civic Debates About Housing (Vancouver Sun, September 19, 2018 p. A1-A2)   
-discusses housing affordability and livability

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/daphne-bramham-its-time-to-start-asking-tough-questions-of-civic-candidates

Growth and Affordability  (Vancouver Sun,  Sept 15, 2018, p. B2)

-discusses the disconnect between growth and affordability.  

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-citys-high-housing-growth-rate-making-homes-less-affordable

Vancouver City Hall is slamming through destructive new zoning without giving citizens a say  (Vancouver Sun, September 14, 2018)
-relationship between zoning, density, transportation and livability

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-vancouver-city-hall-is-slamming-through-destructive-new-zoning-without-giving-citizens-a-say

Growing Supply Making Homes Less Affordable (Vancouver Sun, Sept. 1, 2018 P B2)
-older, more affordable character homes replaced with more expensive new construction

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/elizabeth-murphy-citys-high-housing-growth-rate-making-homes-less-affordable

No One is Building Rental Apartments – But There are Ways to Change That (Vancouver Sun, August 17, 2018 p. C2)

https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/no-one-is-building-rental-apartments-but-there-are-ways-to-change-that

Rebellion in the Neighbouhood  (Global Canadian Feb 19, 2018)
-discusses growth in West Vancouver

https://www.theglobalcanadian.com/2138-2/

A giant makes a cautious approach (The Globe and Mail, Oct. 21, 2017 p. S4)
-a history of Grosvenor Pacific

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/vancouver/grosvenor-pacific-takes-cautious-approach-with-downtown-vancouver-condo/article36675800/