Session 1: The Housing Crisis in a Systems Context

Session 1: The Housing Crisis in a Systems Context

Amongst the chief characteristics of healthy functioning systems are balance and inclusion. In recognizing the need for more housing we need to address issues that directly intersect with housing as key informants of policy and direction.  Climate, equity, and municipal finance all need to be considered when creating housing policy at all three levels of government, but how do we do that?


  • Dr. Anneke Smit
    Director, Centre for Cities and Associate Professor, Windsor Law, University of Windsor


  • Dallas Alderson
    Director of Public Affairs and Policy, Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada (CHFC)
  • Miranda Baksh
    CEO, Peel Community Climate Council; Digital Engagement Senior Coordinator, Environmental Defence
  • Rino Bortolin
    Councillor, Ward 3 and Chair, Development and Heritage Standing Committee, City of Windsor
  • Michael Cook
    Land Use Planning and Development Lawyer, Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP; Member, Black Planners and Urbanists Association
  • Mike Moffat
    Senior Director, Smart Prosperity Institute
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