How the internet kills great neighbourhoods. More on the demise of Videomatica and other businesses that give our city character.
Housing. Vancouver’s real estate is now more expensive than New York and London. A new wave of foreign investment and speculation is driving prices up again, and some fear that there aren’t enough high-paying jobs to support the prices.
Industrial Land. We’ve all heard about protecting farmland and the ALR but demand for housing has put industrial land and the jobs that go with it under threat too.
Olympic Village. The deficiencies are being worked on and the units are finally selling. The City has received it’s first payment from condo sales since taking over the project.
Urban gardens. The Vancouver Sun looks at a couple urban gardens and green spaces around Vancouver.
Urban dance. An SFU student is the recipient of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau scholarship for her interdisciplinary work studying the effects of public dance performance in urban spaces.
Tolls on local roads? It’s under consideration.
Image: Eryne Donahue and Neil Fletcher via the Vancouver Observer.