This public forum provided a hard look at the political, historical and social roots of the homelessness crisis in Canada and the Metro Vancouver region and explored how our perception of housing has shifted from home to commodity. Also discussed was how the City of New Westminster has emerged as a leader in fighting homelessness.
Bringing the Neighbours Into Infill provides analysis of two case studies of innovative public engagment processes in the Metro Vancouver region, both of which resulted in a significant change in resident attitudes toward infill and smaller housing development.
This report provides an overview of the Bringing the Neighbourhood Into Infill partnership project, its motivation, key priority messages, and next steps. It also presents the results of a representative sample survey of Metro Vancouver residents on their attitudes toward infill development.