Thursday, February 15, 2024

How do we build housing for the next million British Columbians?

This week, 400 local government representatives from throughout BC gather in Downtown Vancouver for the Union of BC Municipalities' "Housing Summit 2024: Local Vision. Local Action." I was one of six panellists during a Tuesday morning session titled "Housing the Next Million British Columbians."

We talked about some of the current challenges regarding the lack of affordable housing for working British Columbians, how the new changes to provincial laws on minimum densities (among other things) will impact local government and housing supply, and what we need to do as a country and province to get more affordable housing built, including the infrastructure to support population growth such as water, sewer, transit, schools, and health care services.

Folks from UBCM interviewed me after the panel, which I have shared below.

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