Public Transit & Housing — A Virtuous Relationship?

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Fireside Room

New investment in major public transit infrastructure is typically funded, in part, from property development fees along the corridor. Thus, expensive investments tend to lead to expensive new housing. In Vancouver, the planned Broadway subway, including the proposed extension to UBC, is a high-cost transit solution that may well result in new housing along its corridor that is unaffordable for people living and working in the city.

Patrick Condon, UBC Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments, has long argued for less costly transit solutions that support more liveable neighbourhoods and affordable housing. He will take us through the case for a Broadway subway to UBC, and outline practical, attractive, more affordable alternatives to it.

Sponsored by the Environment Team.





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