Video: The Future of Cities

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.”

Co-operative Housing Land Trusts in British Columbia

These Land Trusts share a common mission: to support co-operative and non-profit housing and the low- and moderate income households they serve.

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UDI Lunch with Vancouver’s Chief Housing Officer—February 21, 2014

UDI Vancouver Lunch with Mukhtar Latif

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 …

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Doris Koo: Preserving the Legacy of Co-operative Housing

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.