The Future of Public Housing Project

The Future of Public Housing Project invites you to mark your calendars and join us for:

Housing For All: a series of events on the future of public housing
May 20-23, 2015
Vancouver, BC
All events are free and open to the public

Opening and Reception | Wednesday May 20
Interurban Art Gallery, 1 East Hastings
Keynote Address and Panel Discussion: “Just Public Housing?”
Featuring Peter Marcuse

Join us for an evening of art and dialogue, including a keynote talk, panel presentation,  exhibition viewing and reception. “Just Public Housing?”, the keynote talk, will be delivered by Peter Marcuse, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Columbia University, New York City. A panel of housing researchers and community organizations will respond.  This evening is co-sponsored by the Housing Justice Project as part of Housing for All: a Series of Events on the Future of Public Housing. Doors will open at 6:30pm, with opening remarks at 7:15pm. Reception to follow.

Multimedia Art Exhibition | Thursday May 21 to Saturday May 23
1:00pm-5:00pm daily
Interurban Art Gallery, 1 East Hastings

The multimedia exhibition will engage visitors in dialogue about public housing, its uses and citizen involvement, past, present and future.

Academic Workshop | May 21-May 23
UBC Choi Centre

This event is for invited researchers, students and a limited number of community members. If you would like to attend, please contact Prajna Rao at

Community Dialogue | Friday May 22
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Room 2555
SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings

Be part of a dialogue that brings together a vibrant mix of people active in publicly-assisted housing (public, social and co-op housing) in the Lower Mainland, including public housing tenants, researchers, housing providers, government housing staff and activists. Participants will discuss key challenges and opportunities in the housing sector, and ways in which we can collectively shape the future of housing in the region. Doors open and registration begins at 12:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to participate in the Community Dialogue, please contact Kristin Patten at

We hope to see you! Contact if you have questions.
As we finalize the program, more details will be shared at:

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