ASAU Architecture Action Lab co-hosts affordable housing event

April 24, 2023

Community members, stakeholders, experts, and housing organizers will gather at the Architecture Building on May 10 to discuss affordable housing and displacement issues faced by Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities in Ottawa. 


The Ottawa Affordable Housing Coalition Building Event is co-hosted by the Architecture Action Lab at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism and CP Planning, a non-profit urban planning organization practicing a human rights approach to community planning.


The event will introduce the Ottawa housing community to CP Planning’s Roadmap for Redevelopment Plans to Confront Systemic Racism and make space for knowledge sharing and relationship building.


Attendees will participate in round table discussions and an interactive exercise on various topics, including community land trusts, transit-oriented displacement, and the current affordable housing landscape in Ottawa.


The school’s Architecture Action Lab is a public-interest experimental studio initiated and led by Assistant Professor Menna Agha. It aims to be an ‘imaginarium’ for community change and impact by positioning architects as activists who provide architectural, planning, and housing services to community groups.


The event is by invitation only.