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Housing

Congratulations to my students, winners of the CMHC National Student Competition for Affordable Rental Housing!

Congratulations to my students, winners of the CMHC National Student Competition for Affordable Rental Housing!

I’m thrilled to announce that four of my students from the urban design/environmental planning studio have won the Canada Mortgage...

Corridor planning with equity considerations

Corridor planning with equity considerations

Yesterday Vancouver City Council approved the third phase of the Cambie Corridor plan, which will guide future growth along the...

Laneway housing could finally happen in Toronto

Laneway housing could finally happen in Toronto

Most Canadian cities have been looking for affordable housing alternatives for several decades. Since purpose-built rental housing became so difficult to...

Investors Group post about changing housing preferences

Investors Group post about changing housing preferences

A few weeks ago, a writer named Diane Peters contacted me about a story she was writing for the More...

Non-market initiatives to increase affordable housing

Non-market initiatives to increase affordable housing

Today I attended a webinar on non-market initiatives to increase affordable housing through the Planning Institute of British Columbia. Given...

National Housing Strategy released

National Housing Strategy released

The Liberal government celebrated National Housing Day yesterday with an announcement that the new National Housing Strategy would dedicate $40 billion to...

Housing and Homelessness Partnership: 2017 Housing Symposium

Housing and Homelessness Partnership: 2017 Housing Symposium

Today I’ll be live blogging from this year’s Housing Symposium, organized by the Housing and Homelessness Partnership. Sponsors for the...

What Valérie Plante’s election means for planning in Montréal

What Valérie Plante’s election means for planning in Montréal

Montréal is decidedly a different place after electing its first ever female mayor, Valérie Plante, on November 5th. Plante will take office...

Tackling affordable rental housing in studio

Tackling affordable rental housing in studio

It’s fall, which means that my fourth year undergraduate planning studio at Dalhousie University’s School of Planning is working on...

News from the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership: Rooming Houses

News from the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership: Rooming Houses

Are neighbourhoods, cities, and regions taking a turn for the worse? Or are they relatively stable? I’m a co-investigator on...

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