Challenges to Affordable and Sustainable Housing Symposium


Registration is now open for The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) upcoming symposium: “Challenges to Affordable and Sustainable Housing.” Developed In collaboration with MITACS, BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) and the BC Government, the program features panels and workshops with speakers from a variety of backgrounds – academic, and the public, private and non-profit sectors — presenting on effective housing policies and strategies to address affordability and homelessness, emerging housing needs, and the link between sustainability and affordability. The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for the much needed debate on housing provision in British Columbia.

The symposium will take place from 8:30am to 6:00 pm on Friday, October 16th. A preliminary program of events, including further information on each of our panel presentations, can be found by clicking on BCNPHA’s Community Events webpage.

Your presence is warmly welcomed at this event, and we encourage you to reserve early as space is limited. Please RSVP at


Early bird Symposium registration deadline: October 7, 2009.

Registration rates: $25 for students and retired persons, $50 for non-profits and $100 for practitioners and academics. You are encouraged to circulate this invitation to other interested colleagues and students.

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