Category: Events

Pivot Progress Report & Upcoming Final Pivot Event

Making the Pivot: Designing Participatory Action Research for Housing Justice in Edmonton, Alberta BackgroundLike water, food, education and healthcare, adequate housing is essential to human dignity and wellbeing and is therefore a human right. This was recognized nearly 75 years ago in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states, in Article 25, that:  Everyone […]

Pivot Invitation

We are excited to begin our (pilot) Pivot process and are seeking a diverse group of 40 – 60 individuals to join us. We are pleased to invite…    First Voice Advocates / Individuals with Lived Experience aiming for at least 50% of all participants Academics Professors, Postdoctoral Researchers, PhD Candidates/Students, Masters Students, Undergraduate Students & […]

Who’s Invited…

Who is Invited to our Access to Housing Choice Series? We are pleased to invite… all members from our diverse disability communities all disability allies and advocates (including friends and family members) all housing advocates academics architects builders civil servants designers developers engineers manufacturers non-market / public housing sector (all involved) planners policy decision makers […]

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 […]

Social Architecture: Cures for COVID Isolation – A Virtual Symposium

On April 21, 2021, seven panelists joined the Affordable Housing Solutions Lab and Green Violin Community Development Company to discuss a post-pandemic world where architecture and planning can provide solutions to safely connect people and communities again. Leaders from Architecture, Urban Design, and Community Programming came together at an intersection where we might find solutions […]

Tough Enough to Survive? – A Virtual Symposium on Durability in Affordable Housing

On March 10, 2021 representatives from eight community housing providers gathered for a virtual meeting to discuss innovations in building design and construction. The conversation was rich and went beyond the physical structure of housing to explore the meaning of durability in the fullest sense of the term. The virtual event was co-sponsored by the […]

The Right to Housing in Edmonton: What are your Rights when Renting?

The Affordable Housing Solution Lab (AHSL) is pleased to share our 1st activity in a series focused on the Right to Housing in Edmonton. This video is a zoom recording of a Feb. 24/21 lunch & learn panel session featuring the topic: ‘What are your rights when renting? Invited panelists: * Dr. Damian Collins, University […]

Upcoming Event: Tough Enough to Survive, A Virtual Discussion Panel

The Affordable Housing Solutions Lab would like to invite you to a symposium on durability in affordable housing. Join us on March 10th! Find all the details and register here. Affordable By Design? Exploring ‘Durability’ in Affordable Housing About this Event Organizations that operate affordable housing need a building that is efficient and durable and which […]

Upcoming Event: Housing Post-Pandemic

Not Back to Normal: Housing Post-Pandemic Part of the Pandemonium: Urban Studies and Recovering from COVID-19 lecture series from Simon Fraser University. Normal was not good enough before the pandemic — especially when talking about housing affordability, access and sustainability. Our Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy is currently under review, toward a revised Metro 2050 plan. How […]

Webinar: Community Approaches to Affordable Housing

Join Joshua Evans, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, for the latest Science Connects Webinar as he examines various policy approaches to housing affordability. Housing is a social determinant of health and a key ingredient in the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Moreover, housing, like education and health care, is now […]