Growing Pains: Density, economic growth, sustainability and wellbeing in Metro Vancouver

This study summarizes a wide range of reports on the forces affecting housing prices in Metro Vancouver and across Canada. The report also gathers data from around the world on 20 key variables ranking the Vancouver region in terms of affordability, economy, density, sustainability, innovation and health. This database enables us to compare the market conditions in Vancouver on a much broader basis, recognizing that rising housing prices are a product of the interaction between a growing economy, high quality of life indicators, population growth, investment capital and the availability of housing supply.


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