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Shaping futures report

Housing policies for the 21st century
Creating a dialogue on the future of housing on a global scale

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.

Read the Changing the Housing Story report


Shaping Futures is built on collaboration

Alan Broadbent

Chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation; Chairman and Founder of Maytree

Elizabeth McIsaac

President, Maytree

Graeme Brown

Director, Shelter Scotland

Hal Pawson

Professor Housing Research and Policy and Associate Director at the City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Joey Frey

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Michael Lennon

Managing Director, Housing Choices Australia

Steve Bevington

Managing Director, Community Housing Ltd Group of Companies

Michael Newey

Chief Executive, Broadland Housing Group

Abigail Bond

Director of Housing Policy & Projects, City of Vancouver

David Cant

Chief Executive Officer, BHC Limited

David Hulchanski

Professor, University of Toronto

John Nicolades

Chief Executive Officer, Bridge Housing, Australia

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