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Canadian Property Tax Association 2016 Vancouver Workshop Program

July 22, 2016

The Canadian Property Tax Association is holding its 50th Annual National Workshop in Vancouver this year. Final Registration Deadline: August…

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2016 Inflationary Rate Adjustments to Development Cost Levies (DCLs), Density Bonus Contributions and Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) Targets

July 20, 2016

The Administrative Report dated July 11, 2016, will be considered by Vancouver City Council at its meeting on:   DATE:…

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House prices too high? Unless supply increases, expect them to go higher

July 13, 2016

Alarmed by double digit increases in house prices in Vancouver (+29.6% y/y) and Toronto (+14.9%), which have sidelined a large…

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Vancouver to eliminate new greenhouse gas building emissions by 2030

July 13, 2016

Vancouver city planners have unveiled a new strategy to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from new constructions by 2030. “The Zero Emissions New…

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UDI Response to Zero Emissions Building Plan

July 12, 2016

Today, the Zero Emissions Building Plan (ZEBP) is being presented to council. The ZEBP targets “to reduce emissions from new…

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Zero Emissions Building Plan Letter to Council

July 12, 2016

To read the full letter, click on the link below: Ltr G. Robertson July 11 2016 Zero Emissions Building Plan

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Housing Vacancy and Housing Supply

July 11, 2016

Today BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced the Province will allow the City of Vancouver the statutory ability to proceed…

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Government releases real estate transaction data

July 7, 2016

The Province released the first set of data today resulting from new measures to track the extent of foreign real…

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UDI Response to New Provincial Housing Statistics

July 7, 2016

Today, BC’s Minister of Finance said there is “room for improvement” when it comes to housing starts, which supports the…

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Changes for Local Governments Under Section 5 of the Building Act

July 6, 2016

To read the full article, please see the attached PDF. Changes for Local Governments Under Section 5 of the Building…

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What Local Governments Need to Know about the Building Act

July 6, 2016

To read the full article, please see the attached PDF. What Local Governments Need to Know About the Building Act

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Vancouver appoints new general manager of development services, buildings and licensing

July 4, 2016

June 30 2016 “Kaye’s demonstrated leadership will ensure that we make developing a building or licensing a business easier in…

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Featured Events

UDI Luncheon: How Global Cities Tackle Affordability & What We Need to Do Next

February 21 @ 11:30 am

Join UDI as we dive into the affordability issue in major cities with an expert eye, to get a global...

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UDI Seminar: What could the BC Budget 2019 mean to you?

February 22 @ 7:15 am

Our expert panel will gather just three days after the budget is released to discuss its effects on the economy,...

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UDI Seminar: Building Smart Cities

March 12 @ 7:15 am

Smart Cities are rapidly evolving from futuristic aspiration to emerging reality. This has not gone unnoticed by local municipalities. Beginning...

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