Affordable Vancouver? Debate with City Council Candidates

The UBC School of Community & Regional Planning and The Vancouver Sun are hosting a debate between candidates for Vancouver City Council, on the topic of affordable housing in Vancouver.  Candidates from each party will speak on their plan to tackle affordable housing, which has repeatedly been identified as one of the most important issues to Vancouverites.  Be sure to read our Affordable Vancouver? Backgrounder to gain an idea of the key questions.

Candidates will also answer questions posed by a panel of housing experts, as well as members of the public. The debate will be moderated by Penny Gurstein, Director of the UBC School of Community & Regional Planning.

All are welcome to attend!  The event will also be live-streamed online by the Vancouver Sun.  If you are attending the event, please RSVP at the following link:

Affordable Vancouver?

The candidates and panelists are as follows:

Cedar Party: Glen Chernen
COPE: Lisa Barrett
Green Party: Adriane Carr
NPA: Ian Robertson
OneCity: RJ Aquino
Vision: Geoff Meggs

Housing Panel:
Jill Atkey (BC Non-Profit Housing Association)
Jeff Lee (Vancouver Sun)
Patrick Condon (UBC School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture)
Lynn Harrison (Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association)