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Peter Ladner is a co-founder of Business in Vancouver. The former Vancouver City councillor is a fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue and author of “The Urban Food Revolution” ( He can be contacted at

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Food hub dream flounders on heavily funded, flawed plan

Apr 15, 2014 - A project once described in City of Vancouver documents as the "jewel in the crown" of the local food system has been dug up and...   Full Article

Business of environment is now the business of global survival

Apr 07, 2014 - It was a bit strange being at the Globe 2014 International Forum on Business and the Environment knowing that the governments of the...   Full Article

Pondering the hows and ifs of Metro’s transit referendum

Apr 01, 2014 - To build underground parking for 700,000 cars at $40,000 a space would cost the equivalent of $3 billion a year for 30 years – enough to...   Full Article

New UBC president’s biggest challenge: no-cost higher education

Mar 25, 2014 - Congratulations to UBC’s new president, Arvind Gupta, a UBC computer science professor described as having a reputation for...   Full Article

Lessons to learn from India’s economic and social outlook

Mar 17, 2014 - While Canadians were preoccupied with a housing expense scandal in the senate, India is going into next month’s federal elections with fully ...   Full Article

Dying scallops add to climate change's mounting economic costs

Mar 11, 2014 - Until our carbon-intensive resource industries are rapidly repositioned from a holy grail to a regrettable interim step into a low-carbon future,...   Full Article

Personal preferences should not drive transit funding decisions

Feb 25, 2014 - One reason that opinions on transportation policy are so emotionally charged – and often outright bizarre – is that far...   Full Article

Robertson can’t afford to ignore city’s need for affordable housing

Feb 18, 2014 - Anyone who’s serious about running Vancouver has to have an answer to housing affordability   Full Article

Time to apply the brakes to traffic mayhem and fatalities

Jan 21, 2014 - Why are people phoning while they’re driving not treated as seriously as drinking drivers?   Full Article

Time to start using more than GDP to measure economic progress

Jan 07, 2014 - My forecast for 2014 is that this will be the year we recognize the fallacies of a growing GDP and start aiming at other goals   Full Article

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