September 27, 2022

City Program at Simon Fraser University Online Course: Housing Policy Fundamentals

What can be done to solve Vancouver’s affordable housing crisis?

Our introductory course on housing policy begins October 17 and will help you understand the issues behind the headlines and debates.

Over four evenings online, you’ll learn the basics of how housing policy works, and develop an informed perspective on the affordability crisis in Metro Vancouver and beyond.

Housing Policy Fundamentals CITY102

Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7 

online 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Instructors: Marina Jozipovic, Peer-Daniel Krause, Matt Thomson

For further information and to Register please click this link.

Housing policy in Metro Vancouver can be a maze of complicated terminologies and confusing characteristics, face a vacuum of empirical data, and become prone to misunderstanding and misinformation. Amongst the most contentious have been debates on what constitutes affordable housing, who should be responsible, and how and where to make affordable housing happen.

In this course, you will learn about the foundational concepts and debates of housing Metro Vancouver.

The course will lay the foundation for explaining the local and regional housing landscape, survey the strengths and weaknesses of different housing policy responses and, in particular, the affordability crisis. It will look specifically at some of the innovative policy-making coming out of BC.

This introductory course will transform the way you view housing and offer new opportunities to understand the affordable housing crisis. It will be of interest to community leaders, students of urban issues, housing providers, land use planners and related professionals, and anyone interested in elevating the discourse surrounding this complex problem.


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