Barker, Cameron David - Housing high-tech in Harris Green: Examining the relationships between high-tech investment and decr...

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This research project has been submitted to the Library for purposes of graduation, but needs to be audited for technical details related to publication in order to be approved for inclusion in the Library collection.
Term: 
Summer 2018
Degree: 
M.Urb.
Degree type: 
Research Project
Department: 
Urban Studies Program
Faculty: 
Arts & Social Sciences
Senior supervisor: 
Patrick J. Smith
Thesis title: 
Housing high-tech in Harris Green: Examining the relationships between high-tech investment and decreased availability and affordability of rental housing in the Harris Green neighbourhood of Victoria
Given Names: 
Cameron David
Surname: 
Barker
Abstract: 
The high-tech sector in the City of Victoria has experienced exponential growth in recent years (2010-2017) along with a concurrent drop in housing availability and affordability. The purpose of this research paper is to understand how the high-tech sector’s growth has impacted housing in the Harris Green neighbourhood of Victoria. The Harris Green neighbourhood was chosen as a ‘case study’ for its unique centralized location, small size and density. A concentration of high-tech activity and workspaces has occurred within close proximity to Harris Green, as well as recent growth in multi-family developments, retail/commercial space and high population growth. By analyzing the activity and growth within a concentrated area, an understanding of the relationships between high-tech growth and housing conditions was developed to assist in future decision-making by local governments concerning economic growth and housing sustainability.
Keywords: 
Keywords: High-Tech, Housing, Affordability, Availability, Economic Development, Municipal Planning, Victoria
Total pages: 
152