Vancouver

March 7, 2022

Patrick Condon: Should Cities Now Mandate Affordability & Inclusionary Zoning?

TPR shares this excerpt from University of Vancouver Professor Patrick M. Condon’s book, Sick City, which examines the relationship between urban land values, affordability, and wealth inequality. Condon concludes that through mandated affordability and inclusionary zoning, cities can capture the exorbitant and inflated land wealth currently hoarded as equity for global finance markets to increase supply of stable, affordable, or “non-market” housing.

February 18, 2021

Patrick Condon: Density, Affordability, & The 'Hungry Dogs' of Land Price Speculation

Patrick Condon explicitly articulates how increasing density without affordability only further inflates urban land values to the benefit of speculators, resulting in nearly all of the value of individual labor and creative enterprise of entrepreneurs in regional economies to be absorbed as land wealth.

August 14, 2017

Learning from Vancouver: Housing Affordability & the Myth of Supply-Side Densification

University of British Columbia's Chair of Urban Design is taking on cities for addressing how they tax land, fund affordable and middle-income housing, and invest in vibrant, sustainable communities.

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