Urbanarium City Talks
SISOSIG: What Should We Do About Investors (and who are they anyway)?

SISOSIG: What Should We Do About Investors (and who are they anyway)?

May 17, 2022

SFU professor Andy Yan and I talk about the impact of investors on Metro Vancouver's housing market and what it means for people trying to live here.

SISOSIG: Should I Move into Co-housing? (And what is that anyway?)

SISOSIG: Should I Move into Co-housing? (And what is that anyway?)

May 10, 2022

Leslie Shieh, co-founder of the development company Tomo Spaces, breaks down the concept of co-housing and what it costs to build a home.

SISOSIG: Should I Build Luxury Condos or Should I Build Affordable Housing?

SISOSIG: Should I Build Luxury Condos or Should I Build Affordable Housing?

May 3, 2022

Tony Pappajohn, president of Jameson Development Corp., talks about why so many developers have a hard time building affordable housing (even if they wanted to).

SISOSIG: You might be competing with money launderers for a home

SISOSIG: You might be competing with money launderers for a home

April 26, 2022

Investigative reporter Sam Cooper explains how Vancouver real estate became a key channel for international drug trafficking. Also, why did so many people in power who know about the hockey bags of drug money turn a blind eye? 

SISOSIG BONUS: Jenny’s Mom

SISOSIG BONUS: Jenny’s Mom

April 19, 2022

Jenny's mom, a homeowner, immigrant, and parent, gives her take on the housing crisis - and how she feels about her daughter moving in permanently if Jenny can’t afford to live anywhere else.

SISOSIG: Should I Buy or Should I Rent?

SISOSIG: Should I Buy or Should I Rent?

April 19, 2022

On today’s show, the classic question: should you rent or should you buy? Heather Tremain, CEO of Options for Homes, one of Canada’s largest non-profit developers, gives us her take.

SISOSIG: If we need more homes, why can’t we build them?

SISOSIG: If we need more homes, why can’t we build them?

April 12, 2022

The answer might surprise you. Sonja Trauss is the president of YIMBY Law in California, a non-profit that sues cities for not obeying their own housing laws. She explains why all across North America and not just in Vancouver, it’s so hard to build the homes we need. 

SISOSIG INTRO: Yup, I live in a trailer in Vancouver’s fanciest neighbourhood

SISOSIG INTRO: Yup, I live in a trailer in Vancouver’s fanciest neighbourhood

April 12, 2022

Cold showers, cheap rent, and living ten minutes from the beach: Jenny gives the low down on what it's like to live in a trailer in Vancouver's fancy West Point Grey neighbourhood. 

Should I Stay or Should I Go? (SISOSIG) Trailer

Should I Stay or Should I Go? (SISOSIG) Trailer

April 4, 2022

Jenny Tan is on a mission to figure out how to keep on living in Vancouver and so explores the housing crisis from her trailer home in the Westend. 

She asks Sonja Trauss, president of YIMBY, journalist/writer Sam Cooper, developers  Heather Tremain, Tony Pappajohn and Leslie Shieh, Andy Yan, director of SFU's City Program and her mom, should she stay or should she go? She is asking you too. 

Slow Streets

Slow Streets

January 22, 2021

The Experiment. A conversation on transportation with City of Vancouver and the City of Oakland, California on municipal rapid responses to COVID. How have urban planners responded to the COVID crisis on our streets and on our sidewalks? What worked, what was the feedback process, what was learned and what to we get to keep.

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