Higher-paying jobs, leasing options among ways to make housing affordable

Tue, Feb 12, 2013

Vancouver Real Estate

Strategies such as long-term land leases and the deliberate preservation of industrial land to encourage high-paying jobs could be used to make paying for housing in pricey Vancouver a little less painful. These ideas and others will be on the table at a keynote panel discussion on housing affordability at the Buildex conference for building professionals this week. Heather Tremain, principal at the Urban Fabric Group, and Brent Toderian, urbanism consultant at Toderian UrbanWorks and former director of city planning for Vancouver, will be joined by two architects for the discussion.

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