Tag Archives: Regional Growth Strategy

Election 2022 – Future of Vancouver

Vancouver’s Plans Make the Future of the City an Election Issue The 2022 election will determine if Vancouver’s future is a city of towers under the Broadway and Vancouver Plans or a city of livable affordable sustainable neighbourhoods. By Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Broadway Plan

Murphy Interview on CKNW – Jill Bennette – Broadway Plan By Elizabeth Murphy, Jill Bennette Show  May 7, 2022 Rally planned to protest Broadway/Vancouver plan – The Jill Bennett Show – Omny.fm Broadway Plan & Vancouver Plan – Protest Rally … Continue reading

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Data-based Planning

Census data should inform Vancouver planning The 2021 Census confirms Vancouver is building more units than required for population growth By Elizabeth Murphy, Business In Vancouver, March 1, 2022 Downtown Vancouver is now the densest in Canada according to the … Continue reading

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Business in Vancouver – Transit Funding

Victoria’s civic tax grab a threat to local land-use authority By Elizabeth Murphy, Business in Vancouver, November 1, 2016 The province is about to impinge on the civic tax base, land-use authority and democracy by using development fees to fund transit and by … Continue reading

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Transit and Development

Density not the answer to transit funding By Elizabeth Murphy, Vancouver Sun, October 11, 2016 The B.C. Liberals seem to think that using development to fund transit and making increased density a requirement of transit funding are vote-getters, writes Elizabeth Murphy. Gerry Kahrmann / … Continue reading

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Housing principles

Affordable housing needs systemic changes By Elizabeth Murphy, Vancouver Sun, Saturday August 27, 2016 Increasing housing supply is often promoted by government, and vested interests, as the solution to the affordable housing crisis. In fact, the current record-breaking level of rezoning and development in … Continue reading

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Business in Vancouver – Affordability

Rezoning is increasing land speculation, reducing affordability By Elizabeth Murphy, Business in Vancouver, July 22, 2016 The rush to rezone fuels speculative land inflation that’s further exacerbated by unregulated foreign capital flows. The fact that the City of Vancouver already has ample … Continue reading

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Zoned Capacity – Grandview Plan

Housing affordability – Rush to Zone By Elizabeth Murphy, Common Ground Magazine, July 15, 2016 Grandview-Woodland slated for rezoning under the draft community plan is being rushed through for approval by City of Vancouver council before the end of July 2016, only … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s growth by the real numbers

Opinion: Let’s plan for people, not profit Misleading: Figures city uses to justify increased residential zoning don’t stand up to scrutiny By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  April 2, 2015 Vancouver can do better than build a concrete jungle of … Continue reading

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Opinion: Protect green zone to stop sprawl

Vancouver needs a more balanced approach to manage growth, affordability By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun Urban sprawl will not be contained until there is legislation that better prevents development into the green zones of agricultural, forested and … Continue reading

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Liveable Region Strategic Plan replaced with Regional Growth Strategy

The following are a number of archive articles written for the Georgia Straight on the replacement of the Liveable Region Strategic Plan (LRSP) with the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). Commentary » Metro Vancouver wants province to force Coquitlam to accept … Continue reading

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