Second year Masters of Community and Regional Planning student Jordan Brown has completed research on best practices and discrepancies for residential building approvals across municipalities in Metro Vancouver. By comparing permit costs and times, Jordan helped identify recommendations, such as pre-zoning and online approval systems, for local governments to implement in order to unlock housing supply through the creation of infill housing. The results, have been published in the Housing Approvals Study, and are reported in the Globe and Mail.
A full version of the report is available here.
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