Presented In Partnership By the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) & Urban Land Institute of British Columbia Women’s Leadership Initiative (ULI BC WLI)
In recent months, British Columbia has seen some of the most impactful and sweeping changes to housing-related legislation in its history. With our population spiking due to immigration and housing scarcity at the forefront of everyone’s minds, provincial and federal policymakers are scrambling to update policies that will unlock desperately needed housing supply.
But how will these changes actually impact the housing sector in 2024 and beyond? Realistically, what impacts—positive and negative alike—can we expect to see as a result of these updates?
In this presentation, some of British Columbia’s top experts in residential development, urban planning, and financial analytics will present their forecasts regarding the impacts of new legislation. You’ll learn:
- What’s changing in housing sector policy, and how shifting legislation is impacting the conversation around new housing development.
- How new legislation will impact housing supply throughout Canada—and in British Columbia specifically.
- How legislative changes will impact municipal staff in smaller communities.
- The unexpected challenges local governments will have to tackle as they implement new procedures and processes as dictated by new legislation.
- The realities of the economics of delivering new housing in our current high-interest rate environment.
Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts with panelists Tegan Smith (Principal at Channel Consulting), Anne Berry (Director of Planning & Development Services at City of White Rock), and Diana Lam (Real Estate Consultant).