Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street


Thu, 26 Feb 2015 7:00 PM

Building a Social Housing Legacy for the Future

Jim Green's personal legacy of nearly 1,000 social and affordable housing units in the city's Downtown Eastside stands as an enduring challenge to today's housing advocates. How does Green's record look from the perspective of those who live in the buildings he was involved in developing? How important was his philosophy of affordable housing, with planning led and directed by future residents? And what lessons do today's housing activists need to pursue to make similar gains today?

This forum, organized by Councillor Geoff Meggs, will include a panel discussion with diverse voices on how Vancouver can achieve affordability and social housing objectives in the years to come.

Followed by reception and music with Bughouse 5.

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Panel hosted by Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs featuring 

Margot Young | UBC Law professor involved in the Housing Justice Research Project

Michael Shapcott | Active internationally with the Habitat International Coalition and co-author, with Jack Layton, of Homelessness: The Making and Unmaking of a Crisis

Celine Mauboules | Housing Policy Planner, City of Vancouver

Gary Jobin | Bladerunners

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FREE, everyone welcome! Registration recommended but not required. 


When: Thu, February 26, 2015. 7:00 PM

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement in partnership with the Tyee Solutions Society.

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