September 3, 2015

Video and Discussion: “Vancouver and Stockholm Housing” – Sep 17



Van StockIn the postwar period, Sweden has undergone a transformation of its housing model with the goal of making it more affordable. This was done by creating a large inventory of state-owned properties that would be leased at fair prices to Sweden’s residents. Today, the Swedish housing standard is one of the highest in the world with little homelessness.

Conversely, Vancouver has been gaining world-wide reputation of one the most expensive cities to live in due to the expensive real-estate market and the unaffordable prices for the majority of Vancouverites. With Vancouver’s soaring real estate prices, Dudoc decided to compare and contrast two waterfront cities – Vancouver and Stockholm, and their distinct approaches to housing.

In the video and discussion session, the audience will learn the current models of housing in the two cities from the two presenters, Michael Geller and Wilco van Bemmel. The presenters will then lead a facilitated discussion with the audience on the subject.


September 17

5:30  – 7:30 pm

DUDOC Vancouver – 100-1445 West Georgia Street

General Admission – $12.00
Students and Members – $10.50

Reserve here.

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