You want data on housing? The City has data on housing – 150 pages worth.
And hence the problem. Who is going to skim that amount of information, much less take the time to find the specific data they need if it’s not searchable on something other than a dense pdf document? For that matter, for a topic on everyone’s tongue, how many people even know there is a “Housing Vancouver Strategy”, much less what it aims to achieve?
The answer to that question, by the way, is condensed into this table:
After the executive summary, there is page after chart after table after map of data on how the City is performing – like this:
Information like this would go a long way to helping us all understand the existential issue we face and how it’s changing. (I’d maintain that the ‘housing crisis’ of the last decade is already over, in the sense that fundamentals have already shifted, even if the consequences are not yet apparent. But are there indications in the data that this happening? Probably it’s in this book.)
So here’s a challenge to PT readers. Check out the data book, and see if you can find a snippet or a chart or a map that you find particularly revealing. Then in Comments below, explain its significant and identify the page. Don’t let valuable data go to waste!