Innovations in Affordability, Community, and Health
What does New Housing Solutions stand for?
This event series highlights innovative housing that better serves the needs of today’s residents. Our goal is to give a holistic overview of existing housing stock and new methods of creating affordable, healthy, and community-oriented housing in modern cities. We explore new approaches to creating affordable housing at scale and speed, how all sectors can work together, ways that alternatives to the typical single-family home can offer health and economic benefits, and what policies and programs cities need to ensure a better housing match for contemporary lifestyles. New Housing Solutions is a NewCities trademark.
Why New Housing Solutions LIVE?
NewCities is proud to present its second edition of New Housing Solutions. This 3-day event is the first international LIVE function organized by NewCities. Due to COVID-19, the team had to postpone the two physical editions planned in Dallas and Vancouver in 2020. However, the current climate shows how pressing these issues are, and the LIVE format is a great alternative to welcome experts from all sectors to convene and discuss the urgent housing crisis, all while broadening the accessibility of our events. In fact, as the pandemic has only further uncovered the challenges we face, we think it is absolutely essential to rethink housing and develop and implement innovationsin affordability, community, and health by spreading the word about how cities, business leaders, non profit and community based organizations, and cutting edge researchers are devising innovative solutions.
What topics will we uncover?
Population growth, mass migrations, the consequences of climate change, and now, a global pandemic, have pushed cities around the world to rethink how they can offer and contribute to more accessible, affordable, safe, clean housing that fosters health, happiness, and community.
Trial and error over the past decades have proven that it’s not just about providing housing, but about providing the right housing to fit the population’s needs. This requires new tools, partnerships, and approaches. From monitoring local real estate investments, solving the homelessness crisis, to increasing access to housing for low to medium-income households, many cities face similar challenges.
Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health challenge. And across the United States, its ramifications have devastating consequences for those struggling to pay rent and mortgages. While the research has shown the relationship between housing and health for a long time, it is now more important than ever to address these challenges head on.
How will it work?
We will bring together a selected group of public officials, civic leaders and academics, including finance, real estate, and urban planning leaders for a curated program of panels, workshops and unique networking opportunities.
NewCities is a global nonprofit committed to shaping a better urban future, headquartered in Canada.
We have a decade’s experience curating and producing innovative content about the most important emerging urban trends. We do this through our events, our knowledge-sharing platforms, and actionable research.
NewCities brings a ‘whole-city’ approach – we convene and connect the key stakeholders of the urban ecosystem: the residents, governments, academic institutions, civil society organizations, and business communities of a city.
Our activities are inspired and supported by our global network of members, whose insights help us determine the most pressing topics in cities.