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This article by Cayo Costa and Jorge Garza explores the connections between two intersecting crises affecting people living in Canada: those of climate change and housing affordability.
Communities across Canada are developing promising solutions to build more equitable, resilient and future-ready neighbourhoods, from inclusionary zoning to retrofitting. Here, the authors discuss the impacts of climate change and housing affordability on communities, providing examples of solutions to address this interconnected challenge while presenting a list of guiding questions to take action at the community level.
Take your learning further:
- Find out more about the Climate Transitions Cohort, a project involving 19 communities across Canada looking to adapt to climate change.
Note: This document was published in 2022 and uses the word stakeholder to reference the different parties connected to the outcomes of a situation or decision.
Since using the term, we as an organization have learned more about the origins of this word and its original uses. We want to acknowledge this history and communicate our desire to change which we are still developing as an organization.