Don Iveson on the Future of Housing


By: Don Iveson

In late 2023, a dream team of former elected officials, mayors and chief planners, Indigenous leaders, designers, builders and developers, affordability advocates, and finance and insurance experts came together to create a Task Force for Housing and Climate.  This group released their Blueprint for More and Better Housing in March 2024.

This episode we welcome Housing and Climate Task Force Co-Chair Don Iveson.  

We discuss why addressing Canada’s housing crisis should also include consideration of the climate crisis.  We hear how over a hundred recommendations coalesced into a report that is both bold and grounded. We explore why this challenge motivated Don and his colleagues on the Task Force to try and set the floor for climate and housing discussions.

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Don Iveson

Co-Chair, Task Force for Housing and Climate