Social isolation, housing affordability and climate change are all growing issues on the North Shore, and across Canada. More than half of single detached homes in Canada are occupied by only one or two people, and older adults represent a large portion of this. Despite many homeowners being interested in renting out secondary suites or sharing their homes with others, uptake remains low due to diverse barriers.
SFU’s Housing Solutions Lab aims to co-create a roadmap for solutions that build social connection, address housing affordability, offer options for aging in place and positively benefit the climate.
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Journey Ground Truthing
Scoping and framing the issues, and developing the project charter.
Conducting exploratory research and journey mapping to understand stakeholder perspectives.
Exploring our Future
Collaborating with stakeholders to co-develop potential solutions.
Adding granularity to solutions, putting together a cost-benefit analysis to assess feasibility of interventions.
Key stakeholder engagement to share findings and accelerate diffusion.