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Affordable Housing and the City

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As we march towards the Canadian Federal elections, a topic of interest to many urban planners has gained considerable attention: affordable housing. A recent study conducted by a consortium of affordable housing groups in Canada tells us why: 1 in 5 renters in Canada allocates fifty percent or more of their monthly income to shelter costs. There should be no equivocating on the enormity of this conclusion. We are in an affordable housing crisis.

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OpenCity Weekly Review

Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you author Chris Turner speaking about the value of public space, Vancouver’s anti-neon crusade, towers of dreams (and nightmares), and why the most environmentally friendly buildings may be the ones we’ve already built.

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