Global Innovation Coop Summit September 27-29 – Montreal
Global Innovation Coop Summit September 27-29
Panel Discussion: Circular Housing the Cooperative Way: What is causing the global housing crisis and how can circular economics and cooperation help fix it?
September 28, 11:30-13:00
Adequate housing is a basic need and a human right, and yet nearly 1.5 billion people are affected by a global shortage of adequate and affordable housing. In most countries, the cost of housing is growing faster than incomes with over one hundred million people experiencing homelessness every day. Furthermore, construction practices and housing use contribute to carbon emissions and unsustainable resource extraction. Circular economics and cooperation can help address these challenges by promoting sustainable building practices, reducing waste, and increasing access to affordable housing. The panel aims to explore solutions to these obstacles through policy, finance, industry, and end-user perspectives. Stretch your thinking and join this robust dialogue on housing challenges, opportunities, and solutions.
- Tim Ross, Executive Director, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada)
- Julie LaPalme, Secretary-General, Cooperative Housing International, Belgium
- Annie Levasseur, Professor at École de technologie supérieure; Chair holder of the Canada Research Chair in Measuring the Impact of Human Activities on Climate Change; Scientific Director of CERIEC Canada
- Nadine Leblanc, Senior Vice-President of Policy, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation