Vancouver has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada and is one of the most expensive places to live. The city has been hit hard by the homelessness and now the opioid crises. At the same time, Vancouver is one of the “greenest” cities in the world and on track to be 100 percent reliable on renewable energy by 2050.
Gregor Robertson, who has been Mayor of Vancouver since 2008, joins the Salt Spring Forum for a wide-ranging discussion about the city he leads and the role—and future—of large urban centres in Canada and around the world.
What is the role of city governments in addressing health, housing and other issues that are the constitutionally-assigned responsibilities of provincial and federal governments? Why do so many Canadians now live in cities? What does this mean for Canada?
Please join Gregor Robertson and the Salt Spring Forum to discuss these and other important questions!
Watch Mayor Robertson talk about housing affordability on Global News (October 27, 2016):