Lecture is free, but reservations are required. Sign up on EventBrite.
In April 2015, Michael Geller presented a lecture on 12 Affordable Housing Ideas for Vancouver. These ideas included new building types like zero-lot line houses, fee-simple row houses and stacked townhouses, as well as alternative financing options such as shared equity and life-lease ownership.
Sadly, Vancouver’s housing affordability challenges continue, and this year Michael is back to present 12 more ideas. They include how to make better use of existing social housing projects; back-lane and rooftop apartments; and mixed residential-industrial development. Please join us for what should be a most informative and entertaining evening.
About the speaker:
Michael Geller is an architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decades’ experience in the public, private and institutional sectors. He serves on the Adjunct Faculty of the SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development and writes a bi-weekly civic affairs column in the Vancouver Courier. A past-president of the Urban Development Institute, he travels extensively and writes a blog at gellersworldtravel.blogspot.com.
GP: Typically there are empty seats at a free SFU lecture when those who have registered don’t show up. So you can take your chances if you haven’t or can’t reserve a space.