New tool estimates how much affordable housing a city needs
A UBC team led by housing expert Dr. Penny Gurstein developed a new tool to assess people’s housing needs and set realistic targets for housing supply.
Aug 31, 2021
How the B.C. election platforms stack up on housing affordability
As the B.C. election draws near, the UBC Sauder School of Business is taking a closer look at the promises the B.C. Liberal Party, the B.C. NDP and Green Party are making to voters through their political platforms.
Apr 26, 2017
UBC experts available for comment on Bank of Canada warning on housing
The Bank of Canada cautioned today that housing price increases in Vancouver and Toronto are likely not sustainable at their current pace.
Jun 9, 2016
Panel discussion – Can Vancouver become more affordable while remaining livable?
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location/Map: Room 2309, AMS Nest, 6133 University Blvd. http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?N049 Event details: Can Vancouver build more affordable housing while maintaining our […]
May 24, 2016
New high-density housing often comes at the cost of affordable rent
Housing and transit are always hot topics in the Lower Mainland. Craig E. Jones, a PhD student in UBC’s department of geography, delved into these issues for his master’s thesis.
Jul 29, 2015
Bringing justice to housing costs
Two UBC experts suggest what is needed to start solving Vancouver’s housing crisis in advance of the Nov. 15 municipal elections.
Nov 4, 2014
UBC affordable housing program targets top academic talent
UBC has approved pilot home ownership options to help retain and attract top talent despite Vancouver’s often prohibitive housing market.
Feb 4, 2014
Award-winning ideas for affordable housing
Ian Ross McDonald, adjunct faculty at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), received an award of excellence for his affordable housing idea in the recent City of Vancouver re:THINK HOUSING […]
Aug 15, 2012
UBC weighs affordable housing options
With housing prices skyrocketing in Vancouver, the University of British Columbia has released potential housing program options designed to help create more affordable housing on the Vancouver campus.
Mar 26, 2012 - by Basil Waugh