A Made-in-Vancouver Solution for Our Rental Housing Crisis

The citizen-led Vancouver City Planning Commission argues for immediate City Council response to our evaporating rental housing supply.

According to recent Census figures, more than half of all Vancouverites rent their homes. Fifty two percent of our city is an extraordinary number – over a quarter million of us. Projections for population growth within city boundaries range from 15-30% within a generation. Today, however, there is no purpose-built rental accommodation being built in Vancouver.

Why? Continue reading “A Made-in-Vancouver Solution for Our Rental Housing Crisis”

NEWS: City Mulls Public Spaces

Vancouver Courier pdf icon, September 17, 2008

Vancouver was a sleepy city 50 years ago,with streetcars rolling along major streets,industry belching smoke along False Creek and no SkyTrains shuttling commuters. Granville Island didn’t exist,and the city’s inhabitants were predominantly of Western European descent. Most women worked only inside the home, and a mill worker could afford to buy a single-family starter home of about 8OO square feet. Continue reading “NEWS: City Mulls Public Spaces”