Csillag Seminar Series

Date:  February 3, 2021
Time:  12-1 p.m.
Place:  Online - Please contact us for information on participating in the event

Dr. Ren Thomas
Dr. Ren Thomas


Solutions to Canada’s Rental Housing Crisis? Learning from across Canada

Dr. Ren Thomas

Drawing on a meta-analysis of programs, policies, and plans across 15 cities, a number of factors were found to affect the successful protection and implementation of rental housing. What, and how, can other municipalities learn from these case study cities? This talk will explore this and related questions in light of the current rental housing crisis currently facing many Canadian cities. 

Speaker Bio

Ren Thomas studied at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) and is the Academic Director on the Canadian Institute of Planners Board of Directors. She is a Founding Fellow of the MacEachen Institute of Public Policy and Governance and Assistant Professor at the School of Planning at Dalhousie University. She has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including the Ontario Growth Secretariat, University of Oregon, University of Amsterdam, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association. She has published two books: Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach (Oxford University Press) and Transit-Oriented Development: Learning from International Case Studies (Springer: Palgrave MacMillan)

Sponsored by UTM Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment Csillag Seminar Series