This portal provides access to a range of information for non-metropolitan communities, in BC and Canada. It includes population and housing data for more than 60 communities.
Launched in 2022 by the Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Northern British Columbia, the research found here will be of significant interest to local governments, planners, developers, builders, and provincial governments.The data highlights the strong links between housing and economic development potential in non-metropolitan BC and Canada.
This portal contains detailed data reports, webinar recordings, conference presentations, and articles published in magazines and journals.
Be sure to check back regularly as new information will be added.
The following studies identify consistent patterns of housing issues across non-metropolitan BC and Canada and find that housing stock across the country no longer meets community needs and expectations. More data is needed to inform housing programs and policies that support the renewal of the existing housing stock and encourage new construction, and to help communities create service linkages where housing gaps have to be filled by service infrastructure.
The CDI delivered series of webinars where each session focused on a specific region of the province with detailed information about population trends, housing stock, the housing market. The CDI discussed opportunities for the housing sector, challenges of meeting demand, and strategies that can result in more housing on the ground. Click on Watch Now to view the session of your choice.
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The CDI presents research to various organizations and groups to create opportunities for discussions that build awareness and generate insight into housing issues in non-metropolitan British Columbia, Canada, and around the world. Here you will find the PPT slides for our non-metropolitan housing related presentations.
Articles and Media
The CDI's research on non-metropolitan housing across the country has been featured in magazines, journals, and the media, drawing attention to our recommendation for a more focused look at housing challenges, gaps, and opportunities across non-metropolitan British Columbia and Canada.
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