IslandTransformations.org advises that Todd Litman, Planning Consultant at the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (www.vtpi.org), is leading a free walking tour about walkability and affordable housing this Saturday, October 13, at 1–3pm, starting from the Beacon Hill Park playground at Cook and Leonard Street, across from Hampton Court.
This walk will explore why and how to make our community more affordable by increasing compact development in walkable urban neighborhoods. It will discuss factors that affect housing development costs, and the types of housing that are most affordable to build and occupy. We will look at various housing types including secondary suites, multiplexes, townhouses, mid-rise and high-rise apartments, ranging from heritage buildings to new developments.
It will discuss why and how to increase affordable housing options in walkable urban neighborhoods, using various examples of affordable housing types, including older heritage buildings and new projects under development.