Presented by Simon Fraser University’s City Program
What is happening to my neighbourhood?
The socio-spatial restructuring of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montréal, 1970 to 2015
Major global, national, and regional forces, in the context of growing economic inequality, are restructuring metropolitan areas, creating a new socio-spatial order with more rigid divisions and greater inequality.
Dr. David Hulchanski identifies these trends and discusses the processes that account for them: changes in the labour market, the housing market, social spending and taxes, and the failure to seriously address housing and employment discrimination. These processes play out differently in metropolitan areas based on regional and local factors. The challenge is to better understand, and in turn effectively challenge, the specific processes creating these divides within individual metropolitan areas.
About the Speaker
David Hulchanski is a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing. In the 1980s he was a professor of community planning at the University of British Columbia and director of the UBC Centre for Human Settlements.
Friday, December 1
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards
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