Langara College Applied Planning

Affordable Housing Development
November 14, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Langara College
100 W 49th Ave
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Affordable Housing Development

November 14, 2014

Marla Zucht MCIP, RPP - General Manager, Whistler Housing Authority

The provision of affordable housing is fundamental to keeping every community healthy and vibrant.  Conventional housing strategies are no longer meeting the diverse needs of our communities.  The dream of homeownership has faded for many and the 'typical' household for which much of our community planning and housing has been designed has evolved to encompass diverse compositions.  This one day course will explore new housing strategies for developing and providing housing in both the private and non-profit sectors that is affordable to households with a diversity of incomes.  Although historically associated with senior levels of government, finding solutions for housing affordability are increasingly falling to municipal governments where the issue is most tangible.  Course participants will be provided with an introduction to affordable housing policy and planning and explore key issues related to the current practice of affordable housing planning and policy-making primarily at the local level.  Specific case studies will be drawn from the success that Whistler has achieved in creating, administering and maintaining a sizable inventory or affordable housing.

To register, please call 604 323.5322.  Reference CONF 1003; CRN 71144.  Cost $100 (including breakfast and lunch).

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First Nations and Municipal Planning; Working Together, Moving Forward

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Elisa Penn, Lawyer, BR Law

Opportunities exist for cooperation between local government and First Nations as does the potential for conflict.  Changes to legislation, on the nature and scope of First Nation rights and obligations have created greater uncertainly. This course will provide important insight to the evolving relationship between First Nations and Municipalities.

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Karin Albert MCIP, RPP - Comox Valley Regional District

This workshop will provide an overview of public engagement tools and help planners pick the right tool for the planning challenge to be addressed. The workshop will also teach planners basic facilitation skills and how to respond to difficult people and situations that threaten to derail the consultation process.