Research, Urban Studies

Metro Vancouver Housing Under SFU Microscope

February 04, 2014

In cities like Vancouver, sustainability plans and policies are colliding with housing affordability, according to Simon Fraser University Urban Studies associate professor Meg Holden.

She is leading a first-in-B.C. study investigating the challenges Metro Vancouver faces in preparing for an estimated one million new residents by 2041.

“The more sustainable a city, the more expensive and exclusive its housing,” says Holden, an expert on prospects and policies for sustainable cities.

“This study will help us understand how to make cities more sustainable for all residents, rich and poor.”

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA) launched the study, Getting to Groundbreaking (G2G), seven months ago.