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Image of the day: Change in children by neighbourhood
Families can afford to live in multifamily housing, not super-expensive single-detached houses
Children are good, actually. Jens von Bergmann, May 2022:
This shows us at a more granular level where children have grown and where they haven’t, and how that might relate to housing. Olympic Village and Yaletown light up, both areas where we have added housing. Similarly the River District, properties along the Cambie Corridor, Joyce Collingwood. And the little triangle at Arbutus and 33rd that got rezoned around 2003 pops out, as well as some other spot developments across the city. We also see some change along arterials where we have added housing above commercial spaces. And of course the UBC area, where the UNA saw an explosion in housing over this period.
There's a close correlation between where new multifamily housing is built, and children. In neighbourhoods where no new housing is built, the houses aren't changing but they're getting more and more expensive, and so you have fewer and fewer families with children who can afford to live in those neighbourhoods. We need more housing.