From Oscar Boyson on Medium:
Organic Filmmaking and City Re-Imagining
“What does “the future of cities” mean? To much of the developing world, it might be as simple as aspiring to having your own toilet, rather than sharing one with over 100 people. To a family in Detroit, it could mean having non-toxic drinking water. For planners and mayors, it’s about a lot of things — sustainability, economy, inclusivity, and resilience. Most of us can hope we can spend a little less time on our commutes to work and a little more time with our families. For a rich white dude up in a 50th floor penthouse, “the future of cities” might mean zipping around in a flying car while a robot jerks you off and a drone delivers your pizza. For many companies, the future of cities is simply about business and money, presented to us as buzzwords like “smart city” and “the city of tomorrow.”
These Land Trusts share a common mission: to support co-operative and non-profit housing and the low- and moderate income households they serve.
Co-op housing offers diverse and supportive communities with self-contained units, convenient amenities, and professional management staff.
As part of a national campaign called You Hold the Key – Fix the Co op Housing Crunch, a rally on Parliament Hill will feature speakers from Canada’s housing co-ops, federal MPs and concerned co-op members.
I recently came across a video by CU Planet about the role that Vancity Credit Union played in the foundation of the Athlete’s Village Housing Co-operative.
Join the Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region) as they welcome Mukhtar Latif, the City of Vancouver’s Chief Housing Officer, in his first address to UDI. Details Location: Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Date/Time: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:30 am – registration and networking 12:00 to 1:30 pm – lunch and keynote…
Housing cooperatives offer an effective, participatory approach to affordable housing that can boost urban innovation and resilience.
What sets co-operative housing apart from other housing is that they are democratic communities where residents make decisions on how their co-op operates.
Vancity recently profiled Athlete’s Village Housing Cooperative as part of their effort support stable and affordable housing for our communities.
Accomplished U.S. affordable housing developer Doris Koo (Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.) keynote presentation at the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada‘s 2013 annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta. She explains explains to 600 co-op delegates how Canada’s co-operative housing movement can leverage over $5 billion in real estate assets to innovate and grow.