Economic Development Division Webinar Series

B.C. Affordable Market Housing Webinar Series 2014
October 2, 2014 - 1:30pm - November 27, 2014 - 3:00pm
Each webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPD/CPL LUs
Series Online
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Join us for our second series of webinars focused on affordable market housing options for your community. This online forum offers an opportunity to learn from your peers, share ideas and practices, and support housing affordability where you live. The webinars are free and open to everyone.

2014 Webinar Dates and Topics

  • Webinar #1:  Finding the Right Balance: Community Amenity Contributions and Affordable Housing
    Thursday June 19, 2014 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Webinar #2: Growth Pressures: Housing Needs in Communities Experiencing Industrial Growth
    Thursday October 2, 2014 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Webinar #3: Rental Renaissance: How to Support a Flourishing Rental Housing Sector in Your Community
    Thursday October 30, 2014 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    The lack of purpose-built, affordable rental housing is a growing concern in many communities. A recent study found there’s a shortage of such housing now, and the situation will worsen without concerted action soon. Hear how the City of New Westminster has responded to this challenge through its Secured Market Rental Housing Policy. As well, we’ll hear from a developer about the opportunities and obstacles when working to build new rental housing in B.C.

    Bev Grieve MCIP, RPP, Director of Development Services, City of New Westminster
    Jon Stovell, President, Reliance Properties Ltd. 

  • Webinar #4: When the Going is Tough: Ideas for Finding Neighbourhood Support for Affordable Market Housing and Densification
    Thursday November 27, 2014 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    Communities that face growing populations and dwindling land supplies are turning to higher densities and multi-unit developments to make housing more affordable. But this is often met with resistance and even hostility from neighbours. How does a community respond? Hear how an innovative online tool called PlaceSpeak offers new options for building trust and transparency in the public consultation process, and how a developer works to balance the creation of more housing with respect for community concerns.  

    Colleen Hardwick, Founder and CEO, PlaceSpeak
    Gary Pooni MCIP, RPP, President, Brook Pooni Associates

Registration and More Information  

The series is a offered through an industry-government collaboration among BC Housing; the BC Real Estate Association; the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC; the Union of BC Municipalities; the Urban Development Institute; the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development; and the Ministry Responsible for Housing, with support from the Economic Development Division of the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. 

Click PDF link below to download a copy of the event information and the promotional poster for Webinar #3.