"Vancouver should put high-density housing next to its major parks and along every one of its major streets, suggests the first draft of Vancouver's ecodensity charter, released today....
The charter, which contains dozens of proposals, is intended to become a guiding document to transform Vancouver into a model of high-density living combined with cutting-edge environmental practices.
"This is a generational to-do list," says Vancouver's new planning director, Brent Toderian. "Council has challenged us to be bold and we are."
Vancouver - 2007:
Vancouver has the second most unaffordable housing market in the world after Hong Kong, according to a new study of major property markets.
Vancouver - 2015:
Mayor Steve Adler contends the underlying issue is simply that Austin remains too far on the wrong end of the supply/demand curve. He said the unprecedented building boom along places such as South Lamar Boulevard and East Riverside Drive were bound to come up short. Too many people are moving here for those projects to make a dent.
His solution: Austin needs to decide how many additional homes and apartments it wants over the next decade, then craft city policy to meet that goal. A starting point for the discussion: 100,000 more units over the next decade.
The question is do we continue to listen to the new urbanists:
Or should we start talking about something a bit more tangiible--like economics: