Building Knowledge – Housing Demand in non-metropolitan BC
Housing demand in non-metropolitan areas is affected by a number of factors. Join us for this webinar series to learn how housing demand will be impacted in the coming years. Each webinar will focus on a specific region of the province with detailed information about population trends, housing stock, and the housing market. A discussion will follow about the opportunities for the housing industry, the challenges of meeting this demand, and the strategies that can result in more housing on the ground. Based on research conducted by the Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columbia, this presentation provides data that can be used by developers, builders, planners, architects, and government in developing business models and strategic plans.
Marleen Morris, BA, MSc is the Co-Director of the Community Development Institute (CDI) and an Adjunct Professor of Geography at the University of Northern BC in Prince George. She has over 40 years of experience in the B.C. housing sector.
Prior to joining the CDI, Marleen served on the Board of BC Housing, was on the management committee of the BC/Yukon Region of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and was appointed to the Vancouver City Planning Commission. Marleen also served on the executive team at Vancouver Coastal Health.
Established in 2004, CDI has a broad mandate in community, economic, and regional development. Its housing research includes Building Foundations for the Future: Housing, community development, and economic opportunity in non-metropolitan Canada, and several community housing studies.
Julia Good, BA, MA has been a Research Associate with the Community Development Institute (CDI) since 2010. Holding an MA in North American Studies from Bonn University, her research interests focus on community economic development in northern B.C., and the role of housing in particular.
Julia plays a key role on the CDI’s housing research team. Through her work, the CDI has established an extensive database on housing in non-metropolitan B.C. This includes information on the housing stock, housing market, and demographic changes.
She is keen to apply her research on the ground in her home region of Prince George. She is committed to, and passionate about enhancing the quality of life in small communities across B.C.
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