Thursday, July 25, 2013

Housing News for July 20 - 25, 2013


Global, July 24, 2013
Kristy Rebenchuk blends in with people walking on the street so she can help those living on it.

Winnipeg Free Press, July 22, 2013
City hall’s plan to cut $10,000 cheques to anyone who buys a new Exchange District or Waterfront Drive condo appears destined to be amended or killed this fall, as some of the councillors who voted in favour of the plan are reconsidering the idea.

Winnipeg Free Press (Editorial), July 20, 2013
There is something unseemly about giving $10,000 to wealthy people to entice them to buy a condo in the Exchange District. The new policy approved by city council Wednesday, however, highlights the ongoing challenge in converting the old warehouse district into a mixed-used residential neighbourhood.

Winnipeg Free Press, (OpEd - Brian Kelcey), July 20, 2013
After years of premature congratulation over the renewal of Winnipeg's downtown and the Exchange District, there's been a sudden outburst of belated candour.

Winnipeg Free Press, (Column - Bart Kives), July 21, 2013 
You really want downtown to shine? Start by killing the condo-buyer bribery scheme 


Huffington Post Canada, July 24, 2013
Lead by the Dignity for All Campaign, over 50 organizations from across the country are pushing the premiers to make housing a priority.

Vancouver Sun (OpEd Mayor Gregor Robertson), July 21, 2013
Planning for an affordable future means thoughtful, practical neighbourhood plans

Toronto Star (Op Ed), July 21, 2013
When Canada’s premiers convene this week there are three compelling reasons why they should call on the federal government to join them in addressing poverty.


(U.S.A.) Meet the Mayors
Metropolis, July / August 2013 edition
Running a city today requires quick and nimble decision-making, along with a clear, long-term vision for the future.

Next city, July 23, 2013
Imagine someone hands you a sack of cash and instructs you to get as many properties as you can redeveloped, or at least make it so they aren’t serving as warrens of crime.

July 20, 2013, New York Daily News
The top Democratic mayoral candidates bedded down Saturday night in a Harlem housing project, sleeping next to moldy walls, busted kitchen cabinets and a host of decrepit conditions caused by years of neglect. 

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