September 13, 2013
VIDEO: Translink at the Urban Land Institute's "The City in 2050"
The Urban Land Institute recently held the latest installment of "The City in 2050," a series of seminars aimed at engaging the architectural, planning and construction industries towards a shared vision for the City of Vancouver.
The subject of this seminar was transit oriented development, and amongst the guests was Brian Mills, the director of service and infrastructure planning for Translink, Metro Vancouver’s regional transit authority.
Mills spoke to the Journal of Commerce about how a balance is reached between transportation and the needs of surrounding communities, including maintaining walkways to transit that are more than just empty space.
Mills also addressed the challenges of “retrofitting” neighbourhoods dominated by the automobile. He said that while some of Vancouver’s older neighbourhoods are ideally suited to walking, cycling and transit, other more recently formed areas must be carefully adapted to shifting transportation preferences.
The British Columbia Institute of Technology has completed a $2.7 million upgrade to the welding building at its Burnaby campus.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 16th, 2013.
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association recently held its annual general meeting, and ICBA president Philip Hochstein was on hand to speak to the Journal of Commerce about the past year and his hopes for the industry in the year to come.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 9th, 2013.
Jeff Lyth of the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance was the final speaker at Bridging the Gap 2013, held recently in Richmond, British Columbia.