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A Green New Deal for Housing

Cities across Canada and the U.S. face a dire housing crisis at the same time they are trying to fix the climate emergency. In this Tyee series, Geoff Dembicki speaks with more than 20 housing and climate experts about an ambitious plan that could address both crises at once: a Green New Deal for housing. 

This series is produced with financial support from SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Support for this project does not necessarily imply endorsement of the findings nor content of this report. Funders neither influence nor endorse the particular content of reporting. Other publications wishing to publish any or all of this series, contact us here.

In This Series

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How Rethinking Affordable Homes Connects with the Climate Fight

First in a five-part series exploring the case for a Green New Deal for housing.

Geoff Dembicki, 30 Nov 2020


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Why Canada’s Climate Advocates Are Excited by Biden’s Housing Plans

The president-elect aims to build 1.5 million green, affordable units. It’s a galvanizing idea. Second in a series.

Geoff Dembicki, 3 Dec 2020


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What If New Density Had to Be All Affordable? This City Did It

Cambridge is as pricey as Vancouver. But its housing crisis response is now much bolder. Latest in a series.

Geoff Dembicki, 9 Dec 2020


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Focus on Housing and Jobs or the Climate Fight ‘Goes Nowhere’

How low-income Brooklynites with a green vision vanquished a developer ‘Goliath.’ Latest in a series.

Geoff Dembicki, 15 Dec 2020


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Indigenous Housing Solutions, Built on Empowerment

First Nations designers of sustainable shelter want colonialism torn down. Last in a series on a Green New Deal for housing.

Geoff Dembicki, 18 Dec 2020