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Foreign Buyers Tax Exemptions & BC Budget

March 7, 2017

The Urban Development Institute appreciates exemptions to the Foreign Buyers Tax for foreign workers with work permits. Thank you letter…

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Building Act Updates: Unrestricted Matters

March 2, 2017

The Province has amended the Building Act General Regulation to add additional items to the unrestricted matters list. Unrestricted matters…

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Media Statement: 2017 Provincial Budget

February 21, 2017

BC Budget 2017 Includes Property Tax Relief for First-Time Homebuyers & 5,000+ Units of Affordable Housing First-time homebuyers will get…

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State of the Market Q4-2016

February 20, 2017

The Q4 2016 State of the Market Report, prepared by Urban Analytics, provides up-to-date statistics and trends on the new…

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Member Newsletter – January 2017

January 30, 2017

Member Newsletter   |   January 2017 ​This bulletin updates our stakeholders on UDI news, advocacy work, legislation, events, surveys,…

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Read the latest industry news and developments Media Statement on Premier’s Announcement

December 15, 2016

HOMEBUYER INCENTIVES A GOOD FIRST STEP BUT BRITISH COLUMBIANS NEED MORE HOUSING OPTIONS The Urban Development Institute commends the provincial…

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UDI Member Bulletin: Omnibus Changes

November 30, 2016

Significant changes to the Contaminated Sites Regulation have been made and are effective November 1, 2017. These changes could have…

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UDI Awards: And the winners are….

November 24, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS AND FINALISTS  – UDI AWARDS 2016 Message from UDI President:  It was a great pleasure to…

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Drywall Tariff – Call to Action

October 20, 2016

UDI Members, As you are aware, the Federal Government has ordered a review of the drywall tariffs in Western Canada….

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News Release – Province announces 2,900 rental units

September 19, 2016

The BC Government is committing $500 million to supplying 2,900 rental units for British Columbians. The Urban Development Institute applauds…

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UDI Congratulates Mayors’ Council on New Transit Investments

September 16, 2016

UDI Congratulates Mayors’ Council on New Transit Investments The Urban Development Institute (UDI) applauds today’s Mayors’ Council’s funding announcement for…

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BC’s Climate Leadership Plan

August 19, 2016

Read BC’s Climate Leadership Plan here. A full list of steps are outlined in the document. Here are a few…

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Featured Events

UDI Seminar: Open for Business - Coquitlam

November 28 @ 7:30 am

Coquitlam is one of the fastest growing communities in the Lower Mainland and is surrounded by a rich natural landscape....

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UDI U40 Leadership Breakfast with Cynthia Melosky

November 30 @ 7:30 am

We are excited to announce our November Leadership Breakfast will be hosted by Cynthia Melosky, Vice President Development at Polygon.

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UDI Vancouver - December Reception 2017 (Members Only)

December 13 @ 5:00 pm

It's UDI's annual Winter Reception, a festive event for UDI Members, public officials and special invited guests. There are no formalities to this...

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