Shaping futures report
Shaping Futures is an International Knowledge Exchange, Knowledge Building project sponsored by its partners. The project provides a forum for dialogue on housing policies for the 21st century.
Shaping Futures brings together experts from Australia, Canada and the UK with input from the US, the Netherlands and France. The partners in the project range from housing and urban academics, to housing practitioners, to local and regional governments to foundations. It builds on existing research and knowledge to create new insights and directions for policies. The process of discussion and guided research in critical topic areas builds knowledge in the participants that can be shared through knowledge exchanges in their communities.
It is clear that new finance mechanisms are needed, that housing does not stand on its own as a discipline or as a sector and requires an interdisciplinary approach. We need a new story on housing, one that incorporates its roles as economic infrastructure and place builder.
The final report and summary report from the Shaping Futures project has been published. The report offers ten principles for housing policy and tax reform intended to provide a coherent framework for reforming housing policies.
Shaping Futures: Housing Policies for the 21st Century Our Partner’s Meeting (May 22-23) & Symposium (May 24) On Sunday May 28, the CBC’s major national public affairs interview program featured Canada’s housing issues based on the Shaping Futures Symposium. The 25-minute segment starts with clips from interviews with Sharon Chisholm, Policy Scotland and Wendy Hayhurst, Read more about Shaping Futures Newsletter – June 2017[…]
An Invitational International Symposium, held in Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, on 24 May 2017. Hosted by Shaping Futures, University of Glasgow & Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto