Episode 7: Density and Liveability

District B-Sides

Mar 31 2021 • 52 mins

Guest: Mayor Karen Elliott, District of Squamish

District of Squamish Planner Matt Gunn welcomes District of Squamish Mayor Karen Elliott to reflect on what they've heard in our ongoing series to date, address both sides of the density debate, and share their own unique experiences with single and multi-family housing and how their expectations of each housing type have shifted over the years.  As the community grapples with affordability and corresponding growth, the District has created a three-part podcast series to explore the relationship between density and liveability. This is the third and final part in the series. We hope you’ll listen in and let us know what you think.

Got an idea for a podcast topic? Send us an email at: communications@squamish.ca.

Show notes:

In this episode you'll hear about:

  • The tensions that exist between housing, transportation and climate action
  • How walkable neighbourhoods create community
  • How density impacts affordability
  • What our community would look like if only single-family homes were built