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  • BT | A | Works » The End of the $1 million Line for Single Family Homes in the City of Vancouver
    that portions of neighborhoods like Shaughnessy Point Grey and Kitsilano were excluded in the study as they were not RS zoned but RM Multiple Family zoned or occupy a special historic zoning in the case of parts of Shaughnessy In coming analyses and maps the history of the 1 million line will be charted through the recent past However for SF parcel where a history could not be established the parcel was removed from this analysis There are a number of demand and supply reasons for the progression of the 1 million line in Vancouver Some supply side reasons include the decades long redefinition and allowance of single family homes by the City from one unit to two and three units and the constrained stock of single family homes in the City of Vancouver and lack of adequate and affordable housing types for families with children in the general It is important to note that many properties in the west southwest corner of the city have tended to be larger than other single family parcels in other parts of the City On the demand side the low cost of borrowing over the last decade the effect of global capital entering the residential market of the City of Vancouver and Metro Vancouver a growing City population speculative purchase behavior a cultural and financial predisposition obsession to home ownership versus renting and generational wealth transfer have all shaped the values of residential property It is a combination and compounding alignment of these factors and others that have likely produced the value assessment escalation patterns in the City of Vancouver Beyond the truths behind the growth of Single Family Home values in the City of Vancouver the economic social and cultural consequences in this environment of housing unaffordability has implications for the years and decades to come In a City where 51 of its residents are renters there is fair question to ask if this 1 million mark even is relevant in terms of housing and planning policy It matters as 57 of the City s land mass is zoned for one family dwellings followed by 7 of the land mass zoned for two family dwellings In sum 64 of the total land mass of the City of Vancouver is made up of single family homes Whether for ownership or rental these land prices will enviably affect what can be built and who can be housed in these areas Moreover these are neighborhoods that have a significant pre existing infrastructure for families with children and were planned and developed specifically with children and families in mind As the City attempts to densify this is an economic and cultural reality that planners designers architects and policy makers must engage thoughtfully and with rigor Indeed like many other cities the political and planning culture of the City needs to evolve from the politics of development to a politics of redevelopment which some writers emphasize is only successful in an environment and culture of compromise and

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  • BT | A | Works » Rising Tides and City Building: The BTAworks Climate Change Gauge @ The Museum of Vancouver
    an ever changing shoreline In an era of climate change sea level rise will be one of the transformative forces governing the future of the city and its region This gauge is one way of visualizing the realities and consequences of climate change for future and all generations of city thinkers builders and shapers Each mark presents a climate scenario for a city that will have to mitigate adapt protect and perhaps retreat The text panel for the Gauge The pole was created by BTAworks Build team members Michael Heeney Eileen Keenan Marius Hexan Philppe Saurel and Maryia Sakharevich with John Readshaw SNC Lavalin from left to right Philppe Maryia Marius Eileen and John on Opening Night at the MoV Michael Heeney missing The following are images of the team and MoV staff raising the pole No architects architectural students architectural interns museum staff and mesooceanic engineers were harmed in the making of the Gauge 0 COMMENTS Comments are closed RSS Subscribe ARTICLE CATEGORIES ALL 72 Data Desk 47 Research Papers 33 Observations 37 A Look Back 8 Media 25 Public Programming 7 Search Bing Thom Architects BTArchitects Join the conversation Data Desk March 21 2013 BTAworks Foreign Investment in

    Original URL path: http://www.btaworks.com/2016/01/20/rising-tides-and-city-building-the-btaworks-climate-change-gauge-the-museum-of-vancouver/ (2016-04-28)
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    of Vancouver IMG 0151 This entry was posted on Wednesday January 20th 2016 at 2 03 am and is filed under You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are

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  • BT | A | Works » IMG_0152
    of Vancouver IMG 0152 This entry was posted on Wednesday January 20th 2016 at 2 03 am and is filed under You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are

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  • BT | A | Works » IMG_0153
    of Vancouver IMG 0153 This entry was posted on Wednesday January 20th 2016 at 2 03 am and is filed under You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are

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  • BT | A | Works » IMG_0154
    of Vancouver IMG 0154 This entry was posted on Wednesday January 20th 2016 at 2 03 am and is filed under You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are

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  • BT | A | Works » IMG_0156
    of Vancouver IMG 0156 This entry was posted on Wednesday January 20th 2016 at 2 04 am and is filed under You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are

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  • BT | A | Works » IMG_0157
    of Vancouver IMG 0157 This entry was posted on Wednesday January 20th 2016 at 2 04 am and is filed under You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are

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