In spite of the rapid population growth in recent years why hasnt development in Vancouver caught up to the demand or rezoned to allow more mixed use high rises like the downtown area

In spite of the rapid population growth in recent years why hasnt development in Vancouver caught up to the demand or rezoned to allow more mixed use high rises like the downtown area

Because the people living in single family homes close to the city Centers have been very good at lobbying the city government to not increase density of zoning.

Those are expensive homes and they are occupied by the rich and they have an undue influence on civic politics.