Resources & Reports

This Guidance Paper brings together insights and perspectives collected through two expert roundtables where participants identified existing and emerging tools for local governments to increase the supply of gentle density and enhance its affordability.

This Guidance Paper presents recommendations that will assist various actors involved in planning for and financing growth related infrastructure, especially as it relates to new gentle density development.

To deal with the housing crisis, we need to strata-title ADUs, implement a province-wide GDH mechanism, and further drive attainable housing options.

Cover of Small Houses Toolkit report.

Pros and cons of smaller forms while outlining innovations in small scale living from across North America.

Delves into public engagement process and small housing through two City of Vancouver case studies.

Highlights Metro Vancouver residents’ attitudes toward infill development.

New planning approach to the City of Surrey through the preservation of trees within infill cluster housing development.

Explore different types of tenure in single-detached neighbourhoods.

Report cover: Pre Approved Designs, Small Housing BC, 2017

Explores pre-approved designs and plans: conducted in partnership with the cities of Nelson and Maple Ridge.

Cover of report: Permanently Affordable Home Ownership Model," March 2019, Small Housing BC

Developed by SHBC, in consultation with city planning staff at the City of Vancouver.

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