Urban Design specialist Lewis Villegas presented to City Council on May 27th and he spoke about Recalibrating the Vancouver Housing Strategy. Villegas’ presentation can be found as a video over here. He has also made a blog post on this topic that contains additional details (introduction reproduced with permission below, please follow the link for the full post).
Vancouver Council voted on 27 May 2020 to take a new look at the planning assumptions behind a plan to over-build growth projections by 250%. If there is one thing we can take away from the 2009 Financial Crisis, and the 2020 Covid-19 Crisis, is that when an event is designated with the appellation ‘crisis’ it signals the imperative for governments to act. The Vancouver Housing Crisis demands Council action.