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Join young citymakers in a discussion about one of Vancouver’s hottest topics for young people: Affordability.

In the face of skyrocketing housing prices and shrinking vacancy rates, there is no shortage of opinions on how affordability is impacting young people. That said, it’s less common to hear opinions directly from young people themselves. Presented by Metropolitan Collective  and Two by Fore, a diverse panel of young citymakers will share their views on array of questions ranging from the basics – renting, buying, should I stay or should I go? – to the complex – entitlement, Airbnb and who’s not in the room?

Drawing on their distinct and related city making backgrounds, the panel will additionally address affordability beyond housing, offering interactive discussion relating to mobility, space for leisure and coping strategies.

Join us for an evening of drinks, free-wheeling discussion and open questions and find out what ‘Vancouver’s lifeblood’ really thinks about affordability in Vancouver.

Friday, April 22

Bar opens at 6pm; Discussion begins at 7pm.

Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members.

Tickets: Register Here

Access to Your Future Home included with admission.

 

Panelists

Katelyn McDougall is a passionate urbanist and an advocate for sustainable transportation.

As an Engineer and Urbanist, Darren Proulx brings experience from active transportation and transit planning.

Melanie Matining works to create physically, financially, and emotionally accessible spaces for communities that have been marginalized, including racialized communities, youth and LGBTQ.

Brandon Yan is the Program Coordinator for Out in Schools, an innovative education program that brings independent queer film into BC schools and communities to initiate discussions with youth and educators about safety and inclusion.

 

Moderator 

Mitchell Reardon is a city-maker and Prinicipal at Metropolitan Collective informed through urban planning and research.