Urban

22/02/23
Author: 
Max Matza
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Feb. 22, 2023

BBC News, Seattle
 
Seattle has become the first US city to ban discrimination based on caste after a vote by the city council.

Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, who wrote the legislation, said the fight against caste bias "is deeply connected to the fight against all forms of oppression".

14/02/23
Author: 
Keep Transit Moving
Transit Coalition Outlines Key Recommendations for Budget 2023

February 14, 2023  •  

Important asks for the 2023 federal budget include permanent operational funding for transit systems, public intercity highway bus service, and accessibility and safety improvements.

A broad coalition of unions, environmental organizations, and rider advocates released its annual pre-budget submission with five recommendations for the 2023 federal budget.

The Keep Transit Moving Coalition published five central recommendations that would improve public transit for all Canadians:

13/02/23
Author: 
Jean Swanson
LandlordBC calls vacancy control ‘the death knell for rental home construction.’ But it wasn’t a death knell when BC did have vacancy controls in the 1970s, writes Jean Swanson. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

Feb. 13, 2023

Landlords get a huge rent jump when they oust tenants. Let’s fix that. Part of a series of voices proposing new housing policies.

11/02/23
Author: 
Gordon Hoekstra
Metro Vancouver road transportation and buildings account for 65 per cent of emissions. PHOTO BY FRANCIS GEORGIAN /PNG

Feb. 8, 2023

A new report says Metro Vancouver is missing the mark when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, and is down just 1% from the 2010 baseline year.

The needle has barely moved on greenhouse-gas reductions in Metro Vancouver, according to an annual report that tracks the region’s carbon emissions, employment growth and efforts to create compact urban centres.

03/02/23
Author: 
Patrick Condon
‘A key assumption was that adding brand new higher cost rental units would free up moderately priced older units in a process called “filtering.”’ Photo by David Beers.

Feb. 2, 2023

Vancouver leads the region in building new rental units. Why are rates still rising?

31/01/23
Author: 
Justin McElroy
TransLink is prioritizing an expanded bus service network in its 10-year investment plan, but the cost of the overall plan is currently projected at approximately $20 billion. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Jan. 26, 2023

More buses, rapid transit to the North Shore, a gondola to SFU — and a $20 billion price tag

Metro Vancouver mayors know their $20 billion wish list for the next decade of new transit investments is a lot — but they say it's worth it. 

"We've fallen behind. Our region has grown significantly. We've experienced a lot of population growth, and our transportation and transit systems have not kept pace," said Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West.

30/01/23
Author: 
urbanizta
 A core message of transportation equity, referenced in Litman (2023). Source: Ryan “Equity and Mobility” in Transportation Talk by Ryan Martinson

Jan. 28, 2023

Looking ahead a week to February 4, 2023, we’d like to draw attention to “Transit Equity Day.”

According to avid transit commentator and analyst Nathan Davidowicz, Transit Equity Day has never been celebrated in Vancouver or British Columbia.

25/01/23
Author: 
Matthew Kronsberg
Cows at Floating Farm nourish the local community without using any land. Illustration: Yuanyuan Zhou/The Guardian

Jan. 19, 2023

A high-tech micro-dairy called Floating Farm in Rotterdam is helping rethink agriculture in the age of climate crisis

Samuel L Jackson can have his snakes on a plane. Peter and Minke van Wingerden have concocted something even wilder: a herd of cows floating on the sea.

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