Andy Yan

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Andy Yan said : “He’s calling it a pilot plan, what’s the plan?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 22, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “He’s calling it a pilot plan, what’s the plan?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 22, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “He’s calling it a pilot plan, what’s the plan?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 22, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “This kind of taxation is inevitable, but it’s a struggle to figure out how to progressively establish it for workers who have constraints like type of work, type of residence and work location and schedule,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “Everyone talks about housing affordability but affordable, suitable, and adequate rental housing is the foundation of the housing ladder,” “It’s the crux of the affordability crisis, and for the politician who ignores it, it will be at their electoral peril” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 1, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It certainly taxes what people use to commute to work, but then it doesn’t necessarily deal with why they use what they use to commute to work,” External link

cknw Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It certainly taxes what people use to commute to work, but then it doesn’t necessarily deal with why they use what they use to commute to work,” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said ( about Canadian Solar ) : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:15:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, May 24, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 24, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 24, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 24, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 24, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

gulf-times Monday, May 24, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

guardian Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “How do you drift into that very specific number?” External link

cknw Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "As we welcome this 1.1 million new neighbours, what are the components of the welcome basket?" External link

CBC Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It was a time when we began to understand the importance of community-centred projects,” “False Creek South is a changing neighbourhood, but in no way is it a ‘failed’ neighbourhood. It’s very much a globally celebrated example of inclusive development in Vancouver” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, April 9, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Your condo has been the place where you sleep, work, go to a restaurant, your nurses. Add that all in and 600 square feet suddenly seems mighty small,” External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I think one of the big challenges is that we are neither Singapore, Stockholm or London,” External link

barrie Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "I think one of the big challenges is that we are neither Singapore, Stockholm or London," External link

tricitynews Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I think one of the big challenges is that we are neither Singapore, Stockholm or London,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "I think one of the big challenges is that we are neither Singapore, Stockholm or London," External link

timescolonist Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "There are very fair concerns ... about really the unequal economic impact that such a tax would have upon these types of communities," External link

CBC Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "Certainly covid has ... put a damper on trick or treating," "But I think the spirit of community and connection and neighbourhoods still remains strong" External link

CBC Monday, November 2, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "That's really the kind of big challenge moving ahead, is making sure that these types of spaces are open and welcome to all," External link

CBC Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "A missed opportunity is really empowering municipalities to capture the value of land … that would actually solve a number of problems," "Which party is going to connect housing with transportation … will any of the parties provide a full platform in terms of how the pieces connect? Maybe it's forthcoming. Maybe it might never come" External link

CBC Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “This is a way of tapping down that frenzy, which in turn is a means of providing affordable housing,” “But it’s still not the total solution” External link

timescolonist Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “This is a way of tapping down that frenzy, which in turn is a means of providing affordable housing,” “But it’s still not the total solution” External link

timescolonist Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “This is the ‘triumph of the city’ style thinking meeting the consequences and realities of displacement and inequality,” “There is an inhumanity to it because these are market failures. The market is simply not designed to meet the housing needs of those existing low-income residents who live there” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "There's a diversity of relationships," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "The issue of neighbourhood character always comes up, but it comes back to what is the character that we want to share in?" External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "There's a certain desire for connectiveness and community, in that Hallmark movie [feel] . And they have those main strips, which touches upon a certain time in the history of Metro Vancouver," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "There's an interesting conversation to be had in these types of neighbourhoods," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "It's time. You need the patina of history and relationships that make for great neighbourhoods," External link

CBC Monday, July 27, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "You see some neighbourhoods that developed purely on walking, some of the older neighbourhoods in the City of Vancouver, New Westminster, North Vancouver," External link

CBC Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Many of these are also the young renters, we’re talking about and there may be more units that are available although they’re not necessarily affordable, and at the same time there isn’t the underlying employment that supports the payment of these rents,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It’s a complicated economic reality shaping what was already a complicated housing system and I think it’s how these two systems interact with each other — talking about what’s going on in terms of consumer confidence, in terms of whether things like Airbnb will ever recover — that’ll tell what comes next,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “To become more car-oriented would be unfortunate,” “I think it touches on the delicate balance between safety, comfort and confidence. I haven’t seen any evidence of people turning to cars, but I think if we are honest with ourselves, that is one possibility for what things look like post-COVID. But you have to think of COVID as the pre-event; it’s just the pre-game show. The main event is climate change, which is going to be a global calamity” External link

tricitynews Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan asks : “Once the crisis passes, then how many of these firms will go back to the situation of Feb. 1?” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, May 22, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “What is that number based on? The City should be able to explain their assumptions, as opposed to citizens having to figure it out,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan asks : “What are the characteristics of the demand you are looking at?” “Let’s break it down. We need transparency” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “There’s a greater problem in this idea,” External link

tricitynews Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “If we give out these rental subsidies, we are effectively bailing out the landlords,” External link

tricitynews Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says ( about Urban Land ) : “Urban density shouldn’t be assumed as just, ‘rack ‘em, pack ‘em and stack ‘em,’” “It should be a thoughtful convergence of design, amenities and public investment. Future physical distancing requirements will challenge the idea that urban density is the simple trade-off between small private space and a big city life” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, April 17, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "That's a really important understanding of who is being affected by these cuts," External link

CBC Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan told : “Renters in the Metro Vancouver area have had some of the greatest levels of precarity, before COVID-19,” External link

barrie Monday, April 6, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Everybody is hurting, period. It’s not just Airbnb hosts, it’s everybody,” “What makes Airbnb special? What makes Airbnb a priority in the discussion of relief? That’s not something I see in that letter” External link

barrie Monday, April 6, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan told : “Renters in the Metro Vancouver area have had some of the greatest levels of precarity, before COVID-19,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Everybody is hurting, period. It’s not just Airbnb hosts, it’s everybody,” “What makes Airbnb special? What makes Airbnb a priority in the discussion of relief? That’s not something I see in that letter” External link

barrie Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “High-tech companies have rediscovered the city as opposed to isolated office parks,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “For the most part, you see [low incomes] in the Downtown Eastside. But then you also see what’s happening in Burnaby and Coquitlam…. And then comes Richmond. It really is that section on No. 3 Road, that’s just weird,” External link

tricitynews Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “There seems to be a sea change in Metro Vancouver where a torrent of foreign buyers has become a dribble,” “The most dramatic changes were in West Vancouver, where, for 10 out of 12 months, the foreign buyers were below the reportable threshold” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 14, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "They’ve certainly had an effect," "It probably will still take another two or three years more before we’ll see the kind of final effect of these kinds of policies" External link

barrie Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "Only about 55 percent of the transit system is funded through the fare box and perhaps that needs to be re-examined," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "Eighty people in one bus moves to perhaps 40 cars on the road," "That illustrates the kind of pressures that could occur on the road network" External link

barrie Monday, November 25, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "Eighty people in one bus moves to perhaps 40 cars on the road," "That illustrates the kind of pressures that could occur on the road network" External link

barrie Monday, November 25, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Eighty people in one bus moves to perhaps 40 cars on the road,” “That illustrates the kind of pressures that could occur on the road network” External link

barrie Monday, November 25, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Eighty people in one bus moves to perhaps 40 cars on the road,” “That illustrates the kind of pressures that could occur on the road network” External link

barrie Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “What looks like a deal in living in Surrey but requires long commute times really isn’t much of a deal. That’s where, in theory, development of a good transit system can help ameliorate things,” External link

tricitynews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The plurality of workers in Surrey are mostly within Surrey. So your system of transportation must be more integrated within the city than the region,” External link

tricitynews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "It really began with this belief that market system would provide the kind of housing that Canadians need," "With the hindsight of 2019, we know that there are proportions of the population that market housing isn't going to meet that demand" External link

CBC Monday, October 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "This is really the accretive effect of decades of non-investment in non-market housing," External link

CBC Monday, October 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It really depends on how they define ‘non resident,’ and how they determine who qualifies,” “If foreign owners who rent out their properties are exempt, then the number greatly drops” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "I think that it presents the ability to learn from the strengths and challenges that other cities are facing," External link

CBC Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “This is about democratic practice in the city and changes like these are exceptionally serious,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It’s not about supply or demand any more,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It isn’t just about letting the mechanisms of the housing market play out,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said ( about Canada Revenue ) : “The most innovative tax policies in ensuring transparency and accountability in B.C. real estate seems to be, in part, enforcing existing rules and ensuring that public entities like the Canada Revenue Agency are properly resourced to do their jobs – locally and internationally,” External link

tricitynews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It speaks to the need to trust but also verify our taxation policy,” External link

tricitynews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said ( about Canada Revenue ) : “This is a population that doesn’t have a tax home in Canada,” External link

tricitynews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “This is just a start, and I think it’s a very healthy start in that type of conversation,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 24, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “This is just a start, and I think it’s a very healthy start in that type of conversation,” External link

cknw Monday, June 24, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It shows that you can have a housing system that produces units, but those units aren’t there to house those that are there to build the economy,” “And here is the conflict: if they do rent their condo out, they are providing precarious rental – because you can be a foreign or a local owner, but you’re still an investor” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “Bing and I said, ‘let’s go see if it’s true’ – he always wanted to understand the bigger picture,” “We were committing explicit acts of social science. I had my own training in urban planning and research from UCLA, along with a practice in statistics, demographics, and urban development from a private practice in San Francisco and non-profit work with a census information centre in New York, and with working for Bing. So, okay, let’s see what might the data tell us” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “But that wasn’t the entire story,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “The study was just concentrated in downtown condos, but it lead to questions about how none of this was making any sense,” “It got us asking more questions. Now, we weren’t talking about the movement of people so much, but the movement of money, and how that movement of money finds a home in real estate” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I think it represents the kinds of changes that are happening,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “What it means for the overall market is probably going to be determined over the next six months,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I think it represents the kinds of changes that are happening,” External link

cknw Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “What it means for the overall market is probably going to be determined over the next six months,” External link

cknw Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It’s the difference between using a telescope and a microscope to take a detailed look at non-resident ownership in our housing markets,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “They are the preferred currency on this type of exchange as opposed to townhouses, rowhouses and semi-attached houses,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “Basically, if we put every residential property unit that was built in the city of Vancouver from 2006 to 2017 into a single building, every tenth unit [and a bit more] would have been owned by somebody who doesn’t live in the country,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “This is something that people have denied for so long,” “It measures a form of foreign ownership that many have denied was happening, and in proportions that few could imagined” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The summary of all this is the globalization of Canadian residential real estate,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Meng has tapped into anger and resentment here at the incredible inequality in Vancouver, this idea that foreigners are buying freedom here and turning Vancouver into a hedge city where you park your money but you don’t stay,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Meng has tapped into anger and resentment here at the incredible inequality in Vancouver; this idea that foreigners are buying freedom here and turning Vancouver into a hedger’s city where you park your money but you don’t stay,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Meng has tapped into anger and resentment here at the incredible inequality in Vancouver, this idea that foreigners are buying freedom here and turning Vancouver into a hedger’s city where you park your money but you don’t stay,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Meng has tapped into anger and resentment here at the incredible inequality in Vancouver, this idea that foreigners are buying freedom here and turning Vancouver into a hedger’s city where you park your money but you don’t stay,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It’s interesting to see that the leading neighbourhoods with property increases were ones that received community plans within the last 10 years,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 22, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It’s not to say all properties in those neighbourhoods went up,” “But there’s this assertion that if we go through these plans, we increase certainty and we increase density, but then that is not necessarily true. What happens first seems to be an increase in property values before you see an increase in housing units” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 22, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan asks : “So is there a city financial device to capture these gains, these windfalls?” “And that’s what we need, is a financial instrument to capture this wealth that’s being privatized by the stroke of a pen” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 22, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The question is when will the sellers scream uncle,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 4, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “There is what people want, what they can afford and what is good for the collective. My point is that $1-million is so far beyond local median incomes in the city of Vancouver,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 24, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I didn’t expect it to go up [in 2016], I had actually thought it would remain stable or the same or even possibly go down,” “It really shows the challenges in trying to house the region” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:10:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It’s just smart policy to think about how these projects might affect small businesses and then figure out fair and transparent mitigation,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "The Egyptian market has a huge potential for the smart phone industry to grow, currently the whole market can reach over 1M smart phone units and this number will keep on increasing because of Egypt's population and the affordable prices of the smart-phone" External link

zawya-palestine Monday, July 4, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT



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urban planner15.79%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
director31.58%EN09/12/201612/09/2016
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Andy Yan

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Andy Yan said : “He’s calling it a pilot plan, what’s the plan?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 22, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “He’s calling it a pilot plan, what’s the plan?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 22, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “He’s calling it a pilot plan, what’s the plan?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 22, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “This kind of taxation is inevitable, but it’s a struggle to figure out how to progressively establish it for workers who have constraints like type of work, type of residence and work location and schedule,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “Everyone talks about housing affordability but affordable, suitable, and adequate rental housing is the foundation of the housing ladder,” “It’s the crux of the affordability crisis, and for the politician who ignores it, it will be at their electoral peril” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, October 1, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It certainly taxes what people use to commute to work, but then it doesn’t necessarily deal with why they use what they use to commute to work,” External link

cknw Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It certainly taxes what people use to commute to work, but then it doesn’t necessarily deal with why they use what they use to commute to work,” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said ( about Canadian Solar ) : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:15:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, May 24, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 24, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 24, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 24, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 24, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

gulf-times Monday, May 24, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The social histories of these groups called ‘Asian Canadian’ are a pretty wide span,” External link

guardian Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “How do you drift into that very specific number?” External link

cknw Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "As we welcome this 1.1 million new neighbours, what are the components of the welcome basket?" External link

CBC Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It was a time when we began to understand the importance of community-centred projects,” “False Creek South is a changing neighbourhood, but in no way is it a ‘failed’ neighbourhood. It’s very much a globally celebrated example of inclusive development in Vancouver” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, April 9, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Your condo has been the place where you sleep, work, go to a restaurant, your nurses. Add that all in and 600 square feet suddenly seems mighty small,” External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I think one of the big challenges is that we are neither Singapore, Stockholm or London,” External link

barrie Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "I think one of the big challenges is that we are neither Singapore, Stockholm or London," External link

tricitynews Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I think one of the big challenges is that we are neither Singapore, Stockholm or London,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "I think one of the big challenges is that we are neither Singapore, Stockholm or London," External link

timescolonist Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "There are very fair concerns ... about really the unequal economic impact that such a tax would have upon these types of communities," External link

CBC Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "Certainly covid has ... put a damper on trick or treating," "But I think the spirit of community and connection and neighbourhoods still remains strong" External link

CBC Monday, November 2, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "That's really the kind of big challenge moving ahead, is making sure that these types of spaces are open and welcome to all," External link

CBC Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "A missed opportunity is really empowering municipalities to capture the value of land … that would actually solve a number of problems," "Which party is going to connect housing with transportation … will any of the parties provide a full platform in terms of how the pieces connect? Maybe it's forthcoming. Maybe it might never come" External link

CBC Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “This is a way of tapping down that frenzy, which in turn is a means of providing affordable housing,” “But it’s still not the total solution” External link

timescolonist Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “This is a way of tapping down that frenzy, which in turn is a means of providing affordable housing,” “But it’s still not the total solution” External link

timescolonist Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “This is the ‘triumph of the city’ style thinking meeting the consequences and realities of displacement and inequality,” “There is an inhumanity to it because these are market failures. The market is simply not designed to meet the housing needs of those existing low-income residents who live there” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "There's a diversity of relationships," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "The issue of neighbourhood character always comes up, but it comes back to what is the character that we want to share in?" External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "There's a certain desire for connectiveness and community, in that Hallmark movie [feel] . And they have those main strips, which touches upon a certain time in the history of Metro Vancouver," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "There's an interesting conversation to be had in these types of neighbourhoods," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "It's time. You need the patina of history and relationships that make for great neighbourhoods," External link

CBC Monday, July 27, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "You see some neighbourhoods that developed purely on walking, some of the older neighbourhoods in the City of Vancouver, New Westminster, North Vancouver," External link

CBC Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Many of these are also the young renters, we’re talking about and there may be more units that are available although they’re not necessarily affordable, and at the same time there isn’t the underlying employment that supports the payment of these rents,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It’s a complicated economic reality shaping what was already a complicated housing system and I think it’s how these two systems interact with each other — talking about what’s going on in terms of consumer confidence, in terms of whether things like Airbnb will ever recover — that’ll tell what comes next,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “To become more car-oriented would be unfortunate,” “I think it touches on the delicate balance between safety, comfort and confidence. I haven’t seen any evidence of people turning to cars, but I think if we are honest with ourselves, that is one possibility for what things look like post-COVID. But you have to think of COVID as the pre-event; it’s just the pre-game show. The main event is climate change, which is going to be a global calamity” External link

tricitynews Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan asks : “Once the crisis passes, then how many of these firms will go back to the situation of Feb. 1?” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, May 22, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “What is that number based on? The City should be able to explain their assumptions, as opposed to citizens having to figure it out,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan asks : “What are the characteristics of the demand you are looking at?” “Let’s break it down. We need transparency” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “There’s a greater problem in this idea,” External link

tricitynews Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “If we give out these rental subsidies, we are effectively bailing out the landlords,” External link

tricitynews Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says ( about Urban Land ) : “Urban density shouldn’t be assumed as just, ‘rack ‘em, pack ‘em and stack ‘em,’” “It should be a thoughtful convergence of design, amenities and public investment. Future physical distancing requirements will challenge the idea that urban density is the simple trade-off between small private space and a big city life” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, April 17, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "That's a really important understanding of who is being affected by these cuts," External link

CBC Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan told : “Renters in the Metro Vancouver area have had some of the greatest levels of precarity, before COVID-19,” External link

barrie Monday, April 6, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Everybody is hurting, period. It’s not just Airbnb hosts, it’s everybody,” “What makes Airbnb special? What makes Airbnb a priority in the discussion of relief? That’s not something I see in that letter” External link

barrie Monday, April 6, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan told : “Renters in the Metro Vancouver area have had some of the greatest levels of precarity, before COVID-19,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Everybody is hurting, period. It’s not just Airbnb hosts, it’s everybody,” “What makes Airbnb special? What makes Airbnb a priority in the discussion of relief? That’s not something I see in that letter” External link

barrie Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “High-tech companies have rediscovered the city as opposed to isolated office parks,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “For the most part, you see [low incomes] in the Downtown Eastside. But then you also see what’s happening in Burnaby and Coquitlam…. And then comes Richmond. It really is that section on No. 3 Road, that’s just weird,” External link

tricitynews Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “There seems to be a sea change in Metro Vancouver where a torrent of foreign buyers has become a dribble,” “The most dramatic changes were in West Vancouver, where, for 10 out of 12 months, the foreign buyers were below the reportable threshold” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 14, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "They’ve certainly had an effect," "It probably will still take another two or three years more before we’ll see the kind of final effect of these kinds of policies" External link

barrie Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "Only about 55 percent of the transit system is funded through the fare box and perhaps that needs to be re-examined," External link

CBC Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : "Eighty people in one bus moves to perhaps 40 cars on the road," "That illustrates the kind of pressures that could occur on the road network" External link

barrie Monday, November 25, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "Eighty people in one bus moves to perhaps 40 cars on the road," "That illustrates the kind of pressures that could occur on the road network" External link

barrie Monday, November 25, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Eighty people in one bus moves to perhaps 40 cars on the road,” “That illustrates the kind of pressures that could occur on the road network” External link

barrie Monday, November 25, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Eighty people in one bus moves to perhaps 40 cars on the road,” “That illustrates the kind of pressures that could occur on the road network” External link

barrie Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “What looks like a deal in living in Surrey but requires long commute times really isn’t much of a deal. That’s where, in theory, development of a good transit system can help ameliorate things,” External link

tricitynews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The plurality of workers in Surrey are mostly within Surrey. So your system of transportation must be more integrated within the city than the region,” External link

tricitynews Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "It really began with this belief that market system would provide the kind of housing that Canadians need," "With the hindsight of 2019, we know that there are proportions of the population that market housing isn't going to meet that demand" External link

CBC Monday, October 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "This is really the accretive effect of decades of non-investment in non-market housing," External link

CBC Monday, October 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It really depends on how they define ‘non resident,’ and how they determine who qualifies,” “If foreign owners who rent out their properties are exempt, then the number greatly drops” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "I think that it presents the ability to learn from the strengths and challenges that other cities are facing," External link

CBC Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “This is about democratic practice in the city and changes like these are exceptionally serious,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It’s not about supply or demand any more,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It isn’t just about letting the mechanisms of the housing market play out,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said ( about Canada Revenue ) : “The most innovative tax policies in ensuring transparency and accountability in B.C. real estate seems to be, in part, enforcing existing rules and ensuring that public entities like the Canada Revenue Agency are properly resourced to do their jobs – locally and internationally,” External link

tricitynews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “It speaks to the need to trust but also verify our taxation policy,” External link

tricitynews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said ( about Canada Revenue ) : “This is a population that doesn’t have a tax home in Canada,” External link

tricitynews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:00:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “This is just a start, and I think it’s a very healthy start in that type of conversation,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 24, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “This is just a start, and I think it’s a very healthy start in that type of conversation,” External link

cknw Monday, June 24, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It shows that you can have a housing system that produces units, but those units aren’t there to house those that are there to build the economy,” “And here is the conflict: if they do rent their condo out, they are providing precarious rental – because you can be a foreign or a local owner, but you’re still an investor” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “Bing and I said, ‘let’s go see if it’s true’ – he always wanted to understand the bigger picture,” “We were committing explicit acts of social science. I had my own training in urban planning and research from UCLA, along with a practice in statistics, demographics, and urban development from a private practice in San Francisco and non-profit work with a census information centre in New York, and with working for Bing. So, okay, let’s see what might the data tell us” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “But that wasn’t the entire story,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “The study was just concentrated in downtown condos, but it lead to questions about how none of this was making any sense,” “It got us asking more questions. Now, we weren’t talking about the movement of people so much, but the movement of money, and how that movement of money finds a home in real estate” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I think it represents the kinds of changes that are happening,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “What it means for the overall market is probably going to be determined over the next six months,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I think it represents the kinds of changes that are happening,” External link

cknw Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “What it means for the overall market is probably going to be determined over the next six months,” External link

cknw Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:40:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It’s the difference between using a telescope and a microscope to take a detailed look at non-resident ownership in our housing markets,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “They are the preferred currency on this type of exchange as opposed to townhouses, rowhouses and semi-attached houses,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “Basically, if we put every residential property unit that was built in the city of Vancouver from 2006 to 2017 into a single building, every tenth unit [and a bit more] would have been owned by somebody who doesn’t live in the country,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “This is something that people have denied for so long,” “It measures a form of foreign ownership that many have denied was happening, and in proportions that few could imagined” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The summary of all this is the globalization of Canadian residential real estate,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Meng has tapped into anger and resentment here at the incredible inequality in Vancouver, this idea that foreigners are buying freedom here and turning Vancouver into a hedge city where you park your money but you don’t stay,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Meng has tapped into anger and resentment here at the incredible inequality in Vancouver; this idea that foreigners are buying freedom here and turning Vancouver into a hedger’s city where you park your money but you don’t stay,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Meng has tapped into anger and resentment here at the incredible inequality in Vancouver, this idea that foreigners are buying freedom here and turning Vancouver into a hedger’s city where you park your money but you don’t stay,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “Meng has tapped into anger and resentment here at the incredible inequality in Vancouver, this idea that foreigners are buying freedom here and turning Vancouver into a hedger’s city where you park your money but you don’t stay,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It’s interesting to see that the leading neighbourhoods with property increases were ones that received community plans within the last 10 years,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 22, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It’s not to say all properties in those neighbourhoods went up,” “But there’s this assertion that if we go through these plans, we increase certainty and we increase density, but then that is not necessarily true. What happens first seems to be an increase in property values before you see an increase in housing units” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 22, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan asks : “So is there a city financial device to capture these gains, these windfalls?” “And that’s what we need, is a financial instrument to capture this wealth that’s being privatized by the stroke of a pen” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 22, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “The question is when will the sellers scream uncle,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 4, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan said : “There is what people want, what they can afford and what is good for the collective. My point is that $1-million is so far beyond local median incomes in the city of Vancouver,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, February 24, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : “I didn’t expect it to go up [in 2016], I had actually thought it would remain stable or the same or even possibly go down,” “It really shows the challenges in trying to house the region” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:10:00 AM EAT

Andy Yan says : “It’s just smart policy to think about how these projects might affect small businesses and then figure out fair and transparent mitigation,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:41:00 PM EAT

Andy Yan said : "The Egyptian market has a huge potential for the smart phone industry to grow, currently the whole market can reach over 1M smart phone units and this number will keep on increasing because of Egypt's population and the affordable prices of the smart-phone" External link

zawya-palestine Monday, July 4, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
director of simon fraser university10.53%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
researcher5.26%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
urban planner15.79%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
director31.58%EN09/12/201612/09/2016
acting director31.58%EN09/12/201612/09/2016
vice-president5.26%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Andy YanEN100.00%


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