PIBC - CPL Committee

Affordable Housing Innovation Lab #3 - Good Urban Design & Partnerships That Work!
May 9, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Via Adobe Connect
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Nowadays, communities all over British Columbia and the Yukon need to be creative in their quest for affordable housing.  New approaches, partnerships and ‘out of the box’ thinking are all required to not only finance and build affordable housing, but to successfully integrate it into neighbourhoods via good urban design.  Join our panel to learn, through real case studies, how you can create more diversity, affordability and livability in your community. 

Our speakers:

Robert Brown, President, Catalyst Development

The Catalyst Business Model

As President of Catalyst Development, a non-profit real-estate developer founded in 2013, Robert and his team work with community organizations, non-profits and municipal governments to ‘unlock’ the value of their real estate assets to build community spaces and mixed income rental housing.  By building more affordable housing over time, increasing rental stock and renewing community spaces, Catalyst is helping to create more diverse neighbourhoods and truly livable communities.


Tiffany Duzita, Director of Development, Community Land Trust

Community Land Trust as a Vehicle for Affordable Housing

Tiffany will provide Insight into the Community Land Trust and how it uses a land trust model to partner with non-profits, co-ops, financial institutions and all levels of government to acquire, deliver and preserve the widest range of housing for the broadest resident population targeting low to moderate income households, senior and special interest groups.

Simon Davie, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Terra Housing Consultants

Social Purpose Real Estate

Simon oversees all Terra development work in British Columbia.  His team takes challenging or complicated projects that require innovative solutions and successfully builds projects that are supported in the community.  Through partnerships and situation-specific financial models,Terra creates inclusive and diverse developments.


Gloria Venczel, Planner, BES, B.Arch., MRAIC, RPP, MCIP, Urban Designer/Principal, Cityscape Design Inc.

Affordable Housing + Social Connectedness: Can We Afford to Ignore It?

Vancouver has won many livability and global city awards because of its commitment to implementing pedestrian oriented urban design amidst an almost endless list of North American car-based cities.  Is this social fabric enhancing urban design a luxury or necessity? Affordable housing in BC is needed for both low income households and for the "missing middle", a solid core of local community members.  Find out how expensive it was in the 1950's to use short cuts to "warehouse" people, using the "modesty clause", and see the benefits of seamlessly integrating affordable housing into neighbourhoods through urban design.


This webinar series is brought to you with the generous support of:

BC Housing

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