#41 – David Ley – A Brief History of Unaffordable Housing

November 20, 2017

This has to be one of the best conversations on the topic of affordable housing we’ve ever had on the show. Our guest this week is UBC Professor of Geography, David Ley, a long-time teacher, student and advocate of affordable housing in Vancouver. In fact, David has been studying affordability here for the past 45 years!

David is a prolific voice on housing in Vancouver and is often featured in the media discussing the demand side of Vancouver real estate. He is the author of Millionaire Migrants – an examination of the migration career of wealthy migrants who left East Asia and relocated to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, in the 1980s and 1990s.

As the title of this episode suggests, in this conversation David takes us through a history of unaffordability in Vancouver – how we got here, and what he thinks we can do about it now.

Although our stance on the show has largely been that more supply is the answer to the housing crisis, David’s demand-side approach is quite compelling. This episode is bound to produce a lot of conversation, so if you have any questions or comments, find us on Facebook, Twitter or email us at podcast@keithroy.com.

Please note, The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show will be moving to a biweekly format. As we move into 2018, we’ve decided to focus on quality over quantity, ensuring every episode of #VURES we release is thoughtfully produced as well as valuable and interesting to our growing audience.

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As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for guests you’d like to see on the show, email us at podcast@keithroy.com.

Keith Roy – Personal Real Estate Corporation