Shaping Futures is an International Knowledge Exchange, Knowledge Building project sponsored by its partners. The aim of the project is to provide a forum for dialogue on housing policies for the 21stcentury. Shaping Futures will bring 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 will initially build on existing research and knowledge and create new insights and directions for policies. The process of discussion and guided research in critical topic areas will build 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.
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
Hot housing markets in Canada, U.K. and Australia: University of Toronto, international experts weigh in
The world’s hottest housing markets – London, Sydney, Toronto and Vancouver – require a new approach to create affordability, experts say – and governments need to step up their game. “We won’t address housing through policies that already exist,” said Duncan Maclennan, professor of urban economics at University of St Andrews and University of Glasgow. He made Read more about Hot housing markets in Canada, U.K. and Australia: University of Toronto, international experts weigh in[…]