Genevieve Bucher is a leader in the social-purpose real estate sector whose professional aim is to create change through urban development. She was named the president of BC Artscape, the first affiliate organization of Toronto-based Artscape, in May 2015. Until then, she was a senior planner with the City of Vancouver, responsible for the successful creation of complex affordable housing projects through partnerships with the development community, non-profit sector and by leveraging the City’s land assets. She also held development roles with BC Housing, where she developed, implemented and reviewed social housing supply and financing programs in the Vancouver Island Region. Genevieve sits on the board of the Western Front, one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres and has a Master of Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University.