Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 22 - 28, 2014

PLACES
Chateau 100

The international news has to do with building taller so I thought I would feature one of Winnipeg's hi-rise residential buildings. Chateau 100 on Donald Street opened in 1970 but took nearly six years to build thanks to a dispute between the developer and the city.

MANITOBA

PEG, March 26, 2014
Our City is Peg’s first overall well-being report to the community. It provides an overview of where we’re gaining strength and where we have more work to do, by looking at 16 key indicators of well-being.

Living in the city together
The Uniter, March 27, 2014
Organizing between indigenous, non-indigenous communities central to a better Winnipeg.

A tale of two Winnipegs
Winnipeg Sun, March 27, 2014
New report shows widening gulf between rich, poor neighbourhoods.

CANADA

Gentrify me
The Grid TO, March 26, 2014
Despite real estate bidding wars and the arrival of the stroller set, the stretch of Danforth between Greenwood and Main remained rough around the edges. So a savvy group of locals took the’hood’s revitalization into its own hands through the power of pop-ups and social media.

The problem with homeless counts
Canada Without Poverty, March 26, 2014
Homeless counts have become common place across the country, and currently legislation is before the House of Commons to standardize this.  Not only is this proposal limited in scope, but it will not capture the aggregate problem of homelessness in Canada or offer concrete solutions to end the crisis.

 How can we ensure sustainability for Housing First programs? 
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, March 21, 2014
There is no such thing as ‘permanent’ funding in our world. Ensuring sustainability for Housing First programs is a constant process and a lot of work. Here are some ideas for creating and maintaining sustainability.

FCM calling for renewed affordable housing program
The Journal-Pioneer (PEI), March 24, 2014
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is putting pressure on the federal government to ensure the future of affordable housing in Canada for seniors and low-income Canadians.

Co-op Housing: What It Is and How It Works
The Torontoist, March 25, 2014
Shedding some light on a misunderstood affordable housing alternative.

Legge: Lack of affordable housing hurts more than just renters
Calgary Herald, March 28, 2014
Rental accommodations are near impossible to come by. And it's getting worse.

Is Affordable Housing a Priority for the Broader Hamilton Community?
Raise the Hammer blog, march 26, 2014
In acknowledging that "place matters', we must continue to explore innovative ways to ensure that everyone has options and opportunity to attain suitable and affordable housing.

INTERNATIONAL

Berlin's Newest Plan to Curb Rising Rents: Build Higher
The Atlantic Cities, March 27, 2014
Faced with rocketing rents, the city is hoping to build a new neighborhood of 4,700 apartments – but rather than spreading out, the city is building high. The new development will be barely two miles south of the Brandenburg Gate, and its apartment buildings will reach up to 11 floors.

London's Tall Building Boom
Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2014
Most of the city's existing residential towers are hangovers from the 1960s and 1970s. The vast majority were built as social housing, and are today stigmatized after decades of association with serious structural and social problems.

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