Winners announced! Thanks to everyone who contributed ideas and took time to vote or comment. We received almost 70 ideas and 8,000 votes!

re:THINK winners were announced at a free event on Monday, July 30 from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Visitors Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden. View the winners

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

The task force recently released an interim report entitled Bold Ideas Towards an Affordable City. Residents can give their feedback on the report and on housing priorities by completing the online survey by August 7, 2012.

As part of the work being done by the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability, re:THINK HOUSING, an open ideas competition, is being launched to generate a broader discussion of possibilities for Vancouver’s affordable housing crisis. Aimed at everyone who has an interest in affordable housing, from the general public, to designers, planners and architects, to philanthropists, non profits and financial institutions, the Ideas Competition seeks to create the space for provocative, bold new ideas that address Vancouver’s affordability challenge head-on. It’s a chance to get new perspective on how we build an affordable city in Vancouver, and to garner ideas and possibilities for neighbourhood belonging and better connections across the City.

The competition is divided into two streams: public land and private land which fall into two categories:

In addition to selection from an esteemed jury, online voting will select a ‘People’s Choice’ winner in each category.

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