Make Vancouver Home: But How Do We Afford to Live Here?

Date(s) - March 18, 2016
7:30 am - 8:30 am

The Vancouver Club

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Vancouver tops in quality of life ranking  – but for whom?

In Vancouver food, transportation, entertainment and housing are expensive – some of the highest globally. Wages do not keep up with the increasing cost of living and are significantly lower when compared with other areas in Canada.
On the flip side we are consistently ranked in the top 10 of most liveable cities – often called a playground for the wealthy.

So who can afford to live in Vancouver or even the Lower Mainland and enjoy this high quality of life?

Join us for this very topical discussion with expert David Ley. No one in Vancouver better understands the impacting factor on affordability in this city than Professor David Ley. David is a Professor at the University of British Columbia. His field of expertise is Urban Geography. He is a well-known authority on urban life in the cities of Canada. One of his current projects is a comparative study of housing and market bubbles – their causes, social consequences and policy responses in five global cities.

‘The generational issue is huge. So many young people are leaving the city. I’m surprised it’s not a greater public issue in B.C.’ says David who has authored many publications including Millionaire Migrants which explores how wealthy Asians have radically transformed real estate markets in Vancouver and other Pacific Rim cities.

We are faced with not only a housing issue but an income issue, a migration issue and a cocktail of underlying factors putting a squeeze on many sections of our community. We will look for signs of hope in this climate of ever increasing spiral expenses. 

This is a not to be missed discussion. Book now!  Time to stay after breakfast? We will be hosting an informal discussion time afterwards between 8:45 and 9:30am to give more time to this topic.  Feel free to join us at the Club is you are able.

 NOTE NEW PRICE :  $19.50 (Light Breakfast Included)

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