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Mar 11 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Lunch and Learn: What’s zoning bylaws got to do with it? Challenges and opportunities to better facilitate affordable housing developments in Edmonton

Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants!

When: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12 PM
Where: Online, via Zoom (register here to secure your spot)

In recent years, Edmonton City Council has made ending homelessness a strong priority. A major part of ending homelessness is supporting the building of more affordable housing development to address that need. Nevertheless, zoning bylaws guide what municipalities are permitted to build and where. In order to facilitate more options and flexibility in the building of affordable housing units, amendments to zoning bylaws are necessary to streamline the process. In this Lunch and Learn session, we will discuss recent changes to a number of zoning bylaws City Council has passed and outline what further steps are needed as we go forward towards housing solutions that help our most vulnerable and make Edmonton a more vibrant and safe community.

Speakers: Michaela Cochran, Social Planner, Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Social Development Branch, City of Edmonton
Laura Murphy, Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH)


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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 11 2021
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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