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City announces winners of re:THINK HOUSING Ideas competition

July 30 2012 Following a two-month call for submissions that saw almost 70 entries from around the world, Mayor Gregor Robertson and members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability have announced the winners of the re:THINK HOUSING ideas competition.

Winning ideas embraced concepts ranging from the redesign of city streets and building on top of existing structures, to measures to enable more co-ops and co-housing in Vancouver.

re:THINK HOUSING

Following a two-month call for submissions that saw almost 70 entries from around the world, Mayor Gregor Robertson and members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability have announced the winners of the re:THINK HOUSING affordability ideas competition.

Submissions came both locally and from countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Turkey, the UK, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, the United States, Australia, Singapore, and Mexico.

Winners were selected by both a jury comprised of members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability as well as by the public through online voting. In just two weeks, 8,000 votes were cast online.

Winning ideas embraced concepts ranging from the redesign of city streets and building on top of existing structures, to measures to enable more co-ops and co-housing in Vancouver.

There were three winners and six honorable mentions chosen by the jury, and four winners selected by the public.

Winning submissions and honorable mentions can be viewed at http://vancouver.ca/housing/rethink/

Winning entries will now be submitted to the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability and will be included in their final report to Vancouver City Council in the fall. Spacing Magazine will also publish the winning entries in their Fall 2012 national edition.