SOLD OUT - PIBC CPL Fall 2017 Webinar #1 Affordable Housing: Alternative Perspectives on the Role of the Planner
September 27, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Via Adobe Connect
Yukon &
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An entertaining and provocative introductory webinar on the topic of affordable housing that will hopefully raise a number of 'larger picture' questions as we dive into the next two sessions. Three informative speakers will provide expert insight into alternative perspectives on the role of the planner in the delivery of affordable housing.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
Online via Adobe Connect
Cost: Members $25 +GST, Non-Members $40 +GST

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Michael Geller

Michael Geller FCIP, RPP, The Geller Group
A planner's perspective

Michael Geller is a Vancouver based architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer who also serves on the adjunct faculty of Simon Fraser University. He has had a longstanding interest in affordable housing dating back to the 1970s and more recently, has been advocating for zoning changes to facilitate more affordable housing development throughout Metro Vancouver.



Ryan Berlin

Ryan Berlin, Senior Economist, Rennie Market Intelligence 
An economic and demographic perspective

For the past 15 years Ryan has worked closely with many of BC's most successful organizations in real estate, retail, and finance. As the Senior Economist in Rennie's Market Intelligence Division, he provides insightful market research and analysis to the leaders, advisors, and clients. He is on the board of the Association of Professional Economists of BC, and is a public speaker who presents regularly on topics ranging from demographic and economic change to labour force trends and the real estate market.



Jill AtkeyJill Atkey, Director of Research & Education, BC Non-Profit Housing Association
A non-profit housing advocacy perspective

Jill Atkey is the Director of Research and Education at BC Non-Profit Housing Association, the industry association for the non-profit housing sector in BC.  She has 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector and currently leads a talented team of researchers and educators focused on affordable housing provision.  Most recently, she led the development of the Canadian Rental Housing Index and rental housing need and demand projections for BC and its 28 regional districts, and along with BC Housing co-led the development of the Expiring Operating Agreements Planning Guide which received the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Planning Publications Award in 2015.  She holds an M.A. in Planning from the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC.

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THANK YOU to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) for its generous support and sponsorship of this PIBC webinar series on affordable housing! Find out more about CMHC on their website.