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Friday, August 26, 2011
Vancouver, BC – The Urban Development Institute (UDI) is cautiously examining the implications of today’s HST Referendum results.  While the industry recognizes there are many positive aspects of a harmonized tax system for the industrial and...
Friday, August 26, 2011
Vancouver, BC – The Urban Development Institute (UDI) is cautiously examining the implications of today’s HST Referendum results.  While the industry recognises there are many positive aspects of a harmonized tax system for the industrial and...
Thursday, May 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC -- The British Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council of British Columbia and the Urban Development Institute are asking Metro Vancouver and its member municipalities to agree to allow their participation...
David Negrin, president of the Urban Development Institute (UDI), says the development industry welcomes the sustainability initiatives that were announced yesterday in the Provincial Throne Speech. “These announcements are some of the most...
David Negrin, President of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) welcomed the appointment of Brent Toderian as the new Director of Planning in response to today’s announcement. “The development industry is a partner in community building. Our...
The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s ruling which upholds a bylaw designating the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Arbutus lands for public use without acquisition or agreement with the landowner sets a dangerous precedent for all BC private land...
UDI Awards ceremony was a bustling evening for the over 500 people in attendance. “It really is a time to celebrate,” said UDI president David Podmore during his opening address. “Our industry is doing very well and the province’s...
Today the Urban Development Institute (UDI) and its members announced that they have raised an outstanding $109,000 as seed money for the UDI Development Industry Endowment at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). The Endowment is part of...
British Columbia’s housing industry is encouraged by the provincial government’s Budget 2007 and its focus on housing. The Urban Development Institute (UDI) and its members have been working with government and the non-profit sector to...
The Urban Development Institute of Canada is please to announce that Ward McAllister has been elected as President to serve for the next two years. The Urban Development Institute is a national non-profit association of the development industry and its...
As a result of the strong and sound economic policies of the Provincial government, the British Columbia Development/Construction Industry has boomed over the past few years. This good news has led to some capacity problems in the sector –...
The provincial budget announced today by Finance Minister Colin Hansen received high marks from the Urban Development Institute, an association representing real estate developers, investors and builders. “The budget reflects well on the positive...
The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling, which upholds a bylaw designating the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Arbutus lands for public use without acquisition or negotiation with the landowner creates an intolerable level of uncertainty for...
While disappointed with the departure of Gary Collins from the Provincial government, the development industry greatly appreciates the Finance Minister’s success in rebuilding British Columbia. “Gary and the government have turned this...
David Podmore, President of the Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region, welcomed two new board members at the annual meeting on May 19th; Harry Grimm, a principal of Portrait Homes, and Diana McMeekin, president of Artemis Marketing Group Inc...
It’s hard not to get excited about Vancouver. Just ask Lance Berelowitz, urban designer and author of Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination. “When I set out to write this book I thought I would try to be as unsentimental as...
UDI Pacific organized a free Public Condo Buyers’ Seminar in September to help consumers in British Columbia learn more about buying a condominium. Ward McAllister, President of UDI Canada, moderated a panel of industry experts to give buyers the...