Affordable Housing: Shifting the Paradigm

Categorized as News from NA

June 20th, 2024

On the 20th of June, 2024, we had an engaging webinar on affordable housing, a key element in urban planning with profound impacts on social equity, economic stability, and community well-being. Discover in this webinar how a paradigm shift in affordable housing is necessary and achievable, and learn how high-quality, affordable housing can promote positive behavioral changes among residents, benefiting entire neighborhoods and communities.


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In this session, we also discussed how population growth and the increase in homelessness in certain cities demand faster affordable housing development through non-traditional construction methods. The webinar features lightning presentations, including valuable insights and real-world examples from:

  • Josep M Borrell, Technical Coordinator at IMPSOL, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Spain
  • Mercedeh Madani, Acting Director Housing Policy and Strategy, Housing Secretariat, City of Toronto, Canada

Participants from Nanaimo, New York City, Northern Virginia, and Hamburg also shared their own experiences and perspectives.