GIS Data

Data Source Year
Census Dissemination Areas
Census Sub-divisions
SkyTrain Line
SkyTrain Stations
Walkability Index
Bikeability Index
Population Aged 15-24
Household Income < $40,000 Recent Immigrants (1996-2006) Low Density Housing
City of Vancouver
Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada
UBC Health & Community Design Lab
UBC Cycling in Cities
Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada


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Dittmar, H., & Ohland, G. (2004). The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development. Washington, DC: Island Press.

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Jacobson, J., & Forsyth, A. (2008). Seven American TODs: good practices for urban design in transit-oriented development projects. Journal of Transpot and Land Use, 1(2), pp. 51-88.

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Sandercock, L., & Attili, G. (2010). Digital ethnography as planning praxis: an Experiment with film as social research, community engagement and policy dialogue. Planning Theory & Practice, 11(1), pp. 23-45.

Renne, J.L. (2009). From transit-adjacent to transit-oriented development. Local Environment, 14, pp. 1-15.

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Winters M., Brauer, M., Setton, E.M., and Teschke, K. (submitted). Mapping bikeability: A spatial tool to support sustainable travel. Environment and Planning B.