Urban Council

Members include Presidents of the twelve largest local Home Builders' Associations or their representatives. Others are welcome to attend. Focuses on three priorities: municipal infrastructure investment; local taxes, fees, levies and charges; and how residential development contributes to community prosperity.

Focuses on urban issues affecting residential development across Canada: advocating priority local infrastructure investment; combating increased development-related taxes, fees, levies and charges; and promoting the role of housing affordability and choice in increasing community prosperity. Acts as a resource to all local and provincial associations on these issues. Seeks a coordinated approach to intergovernmental representation at national, provincial and local levels. Meetings are open to all CHBA members.

 


 

Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the CHBA Urban Council

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre
Kelowna, British Columbia
Skaha/Vaseaux/Kootenay Rooms

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Draft Agenda

 

08:00   Welcome and introductions by Pierre Dufresne

 
     
08:10   Proposed topics for the meeting; how potential results fit together by Pierre Dufresne; nomination of CHBA Urban Council Chair for 2016-2017
     
08:20   Opportunities for joint development of social housing sites and of federal lands: opening panel presentation on opportunities for joint-development projects, and industry criteria for participation in such developments, with Derek Ballantyne, Margaret Eberle, and James Kay
   
     
08:45   Round table discussion of opportunities for joint development of social housing sites and of federal lands
     
09:15   Summary of conclusions, recommendations on social housing and federal land development opportunities
     
09:20
  Opportunities for mixed-income communities, and potential role of “inclusionary zoning” in this context: opening panel discussion with Margaret Eberle, Mike Collins-Williams, Derek Ballantyne, and Peter Norman
   
     
09:50
  Round table discussion of opportunities for mixed-income communities
     
10:25   Summary of conclusions, any recommendations on mixed-income communities and the potential role of “inclusionary zoning”
     
10:30
  Refreshment break
     
10:40
  Transit-oriented development opportunities:  opening panel presentation on key requirements for viability of transit-oriented development, with Charan Sethi, Margaret Eberle, and Mike Collins-Williams
   
     
11:10   Round table discussion of opportunities for transit-oriented development
     
11:40   Summary of conclusions, recommendations on transit-oriented development
     
11:45   Comments by Pierre Dufresne on process for moving recommendations to CHBA Board of Directors
     
12:00   Adjournment