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Vancouver takes next steps on taxing empty homes

June 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Office of the Mayor   Vancouver takes next steps on taxing empty homes Unprecedented 0.6 per cent…

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UDI Applauds New Transit Investments for Metro Vancouver

June 16, 2016

The Urban Development Institute (UDI) wants to congratulate the Metro Vancouver mayors and the Provincial and Federal governments on their announcement today…

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The Superhero Secret Power of Women in Real Estate

June 14, 2016

UDI Editor at Large David Allison recaps his experience at the ‘Women Celebrating Women 2016’ event. DA – Women Celebrating…

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CBC Discussion with Anne McMullin and David Eby

June 10, 2016

High house prices are making home ownership an unaffordable dream for many in Vancouver. So what’s the solution? CBC’s Natalie…

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VIDEO: Bob Rennie 2016 UDI Address

June 6, 2016

“We have to change the narrative” Bob Rennie of Rennie Marketing Systems delivers his final address to the Urban Development…

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Opinion: ‘Time to move forward with transit’ by Anne McMullin

June 6, 2016

Last week, Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for TransLink, announced $246 million of…

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Vancouver CACs hurt growth B.C.-wide, industry says

June 1, 2016

Vancouver doesn’t know what it’s missing, says a commercial real estate industry group that’s taking the city to task for…

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Housing costs ‘clear and present danger’ to Metro’s economy

May 20, 2016

Metro Vancouver is one of the world’s most livable cities, but skyrocketing housing costs and inadequate transportation systems are eroding its ability…

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UDI Affordability Index: Homes get further and further out of reach in Vancouver

May 20, 2016

Owning a home in Vancouver gets further and further out of reach with each passing month. Just three per cent…

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UDI Annual Report 2015/2016

May 12, 2016

For a recap of the the Urban Development Institute’s activity over the past year, including policy advocacy, events, committees/partnerships, and…

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UDIBC Donation Page for Alberta Fire Relief

May 10, 2016

A donation page has been set-up for the Red Cross. Urgent emergency services are required to support displaced individuals and families….

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REFBC Land Awards 2016

May 4, 2016

Every two years, REFBC hosts the Land Awards Gala, where we recognize innovation, leadership and collaboration in sustainable land use….

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Featured Events

UDI Luncheon: The Buzz on BC Politics, Election & Budget

February 15 @ 11:30 am

Everyone’s buzzing about what changes the upcoming Provincial Budget will bring.  With so much expectation on the table, there’s no...

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UDI Seminar: What does the BC Budget mean to you?

February 22 @ 7:00 am

Join us for a post-budget analysis from thought leaders and experts who will share their insights on Feb. 20 budget...

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UDI Seminar: Making Sense of the Rise in Commercial Strata

March 1 @ 7:30 am

As commercial strata gains popularity, questions surrounding profitability, affordability, and sustainability continue to rise. This breakfast panel will dig into...

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