Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. It is most populous city in the province, with 631,486 in the 2016 census, up from 603,502 in 2011. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre, which makes it the fourth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America behind New York City, San Francisco, and Mexico City. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. [from Wikipedia].
Metro Vancouver Housing Data Book (2017).
Tom Davidoff, UBC School of Business. @TomDavidoff.
City Hall Watch: https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/
Gordon, Josh. "Vancouver’s Housing Affordability Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Solutions."
considers various factors and arguments, asserts that foreign investment is the largest source of problem.
- Paper: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/mpp/pdfs/Vancouver's%20Housing%20Affordability%20Crisis%20Report%202016%20Final%20Version.pdf.
- A summary:
YVR Housing Analysis
Housing/Land-use/YIMBY and Allied Urbanist Organizations
- Urban Development Institute http://udi.bc.ca/