Category: Affordable Housing

Sustainable housing, sustainable community: Exploring Edmonton’s North Glenora affordable housing project

Written By: Arlene Oak, Associate Professor, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta & Sara Dorow, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta Opened in 2018, the non-profit North Glenora Townhomes housing development, comprised of 16 three- and five-bedroom townhomes, is one of Canada’s first and largest net-zero, multi-family residential developments. The story behind this […]

Municipal Policy Levers for the Creation and Maintenance of Affordable Housing

By. Ariel MacDonald M.A., Research Assistant, Affordable Housing Solutions Lab Municipalities are often “stuck between a rock and a hard place”: they are closest to the problem of housing affordability but often lack the financial resources and authority to tackle it. What levers do municipalities have at their disposal? The levers available to municipal governments […]

Access to Housing Series: Core Principles

We ask all attendees participating in our Access to Housing Series to respect & uphold our Core Principles: Housing is a human right Listen to understand, not respond Be compassionately curious, not critical Right time, right place, right people – to move a conversation forward Courage to invite people in, rather than judge or call […]