New Housing Solutions: Vancouver

Innovations for Affordability, Community, and Health

After a successful first edition of the initiative held in New York, New York in June 2019 and following our upcoming second edition in Dallas, Texas on September 22nd, NewCities is bringing “New Housing Solutions” to Vancouver, BC on October 19, 2020. The event is held in partnership with the City of Vancouver and in collaboration with McKinsey Global Institute and our members Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Citibank and will take place at the Vancouver Public Library.

New Housing Solutions: Vancouver is dedicated to understanding the challenges posed by the complex nature of urban housing across the world and exploring innovations in affordability, community, and health, with a focus on the Canadian and North American west coast context.

Most of the housing that has been built, and continues to be built, is premised on lifestyles, technology, and demographics of the past. As a result, a lot of housing is unnecessarily expensive, unsustainable for the planet, unhealthy for its inhabitants, and not what today’s urbanites desire. While there is no single innovation that will solve our housing crisis, cities need to look at both the existing housing stock and new methods of creating housing to answer the needs of today’s cities. What are the new lifestyles, new financing mechanisms, and innovative construction and design services that can help us meet the needs of the market?

The event will bring together 150 thought-leaders in real-estate, technology, construction, design, and service sectors alongside city officials from Vancouver, Canada, and around the world for engaging panel discussions, keynote presentations, networking opportunities, site visits, and interactive workshops.

If you are interested in joining us to share your unique insight, helping us work towards affordable, convenient, and healthy housing options in cities for generations to come, fill out this form to get your invitation.

Event by invitation only. For sponsorship opportunities or general enquiries, please contact

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