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Increasing Density, as if Housing People of All Incomes Really Mattered
April 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15
Talk and Tour: Increasing Density, as if Housing People of All Incomes Really Mattered
Architect and community activist Sean McEwen will present provocative ideas regarding density and affordability as it pertains to Vancouver’s rezoning bylaws and development.
Currently in Metro Vancouver, the term density is a cautionary signal for many. Rezonings and resulting density increases in existing neighbourhoods are lightning rods for residents to voice concerns about erosion of neighbourhood character. New development typically delivers housing that is unaffordable for most.
Sean McEwen will posit questions that tackle key issues for rezonings in Vancouver. What would happen if a conscious effort was made to utilize our city’s zoning by-laws to provide a more equitable approach to developing new housing? Is it possible to collaborate with the development industry and deliver new housing options that allow moderate and lower income households to access housing in inner city neighbourhoods? Can we tailor densification of our City to allow for economic opportunity, while housing people of all incomes, without drastic erosion of precious neighbourhood character?
Date: April 7
Tickets: $15 Adults; $11 Seniors and Students; Free for MOV Members.