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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.