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Proposed new inflationary adjustments of DCL, CAC Targets & Density Bonus Contributions

June 22, 2016

Please be advised that new inflation adjusted DCL rates, Fixed Rate CAC Targets and Density Bonus contributions are proposed to…

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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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Featured Events

UDI Seminar: The Rising Cost of Construction

September 25 @ 7:15 am

In Metro Vancouver, housing starts are on the rise and the city is hitting record construction costs across the country....

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Women of UDI Networking Night

September 26 @ 5:00 pm

After a wonderful summer, let’s reconnect with colleagues and meet new faces in the industry with the Women of UDI....

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UDI Seminar: New Incentives for Energy Efficient Buildings

October 10 @ 7:15 am

For developers, companies and consultants involved in the planning, design and construction of buildings, find out how ZEBx, the province...

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