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Housing challenges and the rural-urban divide

As the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic made the realities of urban life more and more uncomfortable, city-dwellers from across Canada traded in high-rise condos in densely packed neighbourhoods for farmhouses in the countryside. As a result, Canadians in more rural areas have seen rising costs in housing and related issues. Should smaller communities try to do something to combat the influx of come-from-away’ers? Or does a move from urban to rural signal a new opportunity for new collaborations and a shift in the balance of power? Join us for a panel discussion with housing experts from in and around Halifax as we unpack the challenges that have emerged in the past years.

Panelists and moderator to be confirmed.


This event is offered free of charge.

Registration soon – stay tuned!

Early bird: please contact Judy Manny at jmanny@irpp.org to reserve your place online or in person.


This talk is part of the IRPP’s 50th anniversary event series, What should be on Canada’s policy radar?  Held throughout the spring and fall of 2022, these panel discussions will help us to identify the challenges that our decision-makers will face in the coming years, and examine ways in which Canada can promptly address these issues.

Date and time
September 20, 2022
11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time
Location
Online via Zoom Webinar
In person: Dalhousie University
Event Type
Hybrid
Registration
Soon - stay tuned!
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