JIM GREEN MEMORIAL EVENT – Building a Social Housing Legacy for the Future

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149 W. Hastings St.

Jim Green’s personal legacy of nearly 1,000 social and affordable housing units in the city’s Downtown Eastside stands as an enduring challenge to today’s housing advocates. How does Green’s record look from the perspective of those who live in the buildings he was involved in developing? How important was his philosophy of affordable housing, with planning led and directed by future residents? And what lessons do today’s housing activists need to pursue to make similar gains today?

This forum, organized by Councillor Geoff Meggs, will include a panel discussion with diverse voices on how Vancouver can achieve affordability and social housing objectives in the years to come.

Panel hosted by Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs featuring

Margot Young | UBC Law professor involved in the Housing Justice Research Project

Michael Shapcott (via Skype) | active internationally with the Habitat International Coalition and co-author, with Jack Layton, of Homelessness: The Making and Unmaking of a Crisis

Celine Mauboules | Housing Policy Planner, City of Vancouver

Gary Jobin | Bladerunners