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Jennifer Keesmaat
CEO, The Keesmaat Group. Former Chief Planner, Toronto. Distinguished Visitor in Planning Emeritus, University of Toronto.
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Jennifer Keesmaat 9h
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Due to overwhelming interest, there is now a waitlist for attendance at Part One of this series on Housing Innovations, Dec 6th. Event Two, on Innovations in Design and Construction, will take place in Vancouver on Feb 13th.
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Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative 15h
Three-part housing innovation series hosted by and : Innovations in Housing Policy - Dec 6th (waitlist) Innovations in Design, Construction - Feb 13th Innovations in Finance - April 17th
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CREA | ACI 11h
and were keynote speakers at ? Today on , we recap all the exciting highlights 👉
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 12
wasn’t successful because we collected immense reams of data, required massive spending or took advantage of a technological shift. It was successful because we reused existing infrastructure to serve more people. This is the kind of thinking cities need today.
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 12
Squamish Nation's Kitsilano proposal sees "overwhelmingly positive" response - significant density on 12 acres. I've believed for a long time that when change is good, the majority embrace it. A quality plan and design recieves a warm reception.
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 12
The future city, Vancouver: this new community with 6,000 homes will be marketed specifically to people who do not want to own cars.
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 12
This is true. We collected a lot of data the year before that allowed us to make the (true) claim that 64% of the space was allocated to cars but they moved only 16% of the travellers along the street. This made the efficiency argument easy to sell at council.
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 12
wasn’t successful because we collected immense reams of data, required massive spending or took advantage of a technological shift. It was successful because we reused existing infrastructure to serve more people. This is the kind of thinking cities need today.
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 12
Copying from elsewhere rarely works. We need to put more effort into it than that - since our land ownership, financial structures, and government are so different. But, we absolutely *should* be inspired from elsewhere. International best practices give us some important clues.
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 12
I lived in basements when my husband + I were saving for a downpayment. Many are stop-gaps, not long-term housing choices. I fully expect my daughter to live in ours one day, as she transitions (she might have to fight her brother for it). This is why we need .
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 12
That's exactly what this 3-part national forum on housing is about. We need new approaches. Innovations in Housing Policy - Dec 6th Innovations in Design, Construction - Feb 13th Innovations in Finance - April 17th
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Mike Jancik Nov 12
Worth checking out!
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 11
My daughter is 19. She's worried about how she will someday set up her own household. When my parents set up theirs, a home was 2x the annual average income. When Tom and I did, it was a stretch - at 5x. But today, it's 12x! Time for Housing Innovations:
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 11
I don't usually access wifi when I am on a plane but I just did and, well, I guess I am flying over Japan at the moment:
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 11
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You can register for this free public event, which is the first in a three part series, here:
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 11
My daughter is 19. She's worried about how she will someday set up her own household. When my parents set up theirs, a home was 2x the annual average income. When Tom and I did, it was a stretch - at 5x. But today, it's 12x! Time for Housing Innovations:
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 11
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 11
A $40 billion urban area in South Korea designed for walking, cycling, transit. 40% of the land area is reserved for parks - as part of the pedestrian network. No street side trash pick-up: that happens below grade through tubes + tunnels.
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Jennifer Keesmaat Nov 11
If you drive or walk in the city, protected bike lanes make you safer, too. Not just good for cyclists (they are), but good for everyone using city streets. New data: protected bike lanes result in 44% less death on streets. via
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Canadian Forces in 🇺🇸 Nov 9
They fought to fight for Canada. They fought for the chance to give their lives for Canada. They fought for your right to choose. They are Us. 🇨🇦 |
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