Join UDI as we dive into the affordability issue in major cities with an expert eye, to get a global understandingof where Vancouver’s challenges lie, and tested solutions as our region continues to grow. With the help of a global expert, we’ll get an insightful look bolstered by global research at what cities can do to improve affordability and specifically supply issues.
Dr. Jonathan Woetzel, MGI Director and Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company, will be leading the conversation, joining us with extensive experience in this area. Renowned author, speaker and leader of McKinsey’s business and economics research arm as well as McKinsey’s Cities Special Initiative, Dr. Woetzel has worked with city, regional, and national authorities in more than 40 regions globally.
The following is just the tip of the iceberg of our conversation:
Common problems all big cities face during growing pains
Solutions that have worked for other cities in the past
How government can support supply problems through means other than taxes and broad regulation
Home shortage constraining economic growth
Density & transit
“Last mile infrastructure”
Specifically, Dr. Woetzel has dug into the nearby area of Seattle and how they addressed their affordability and vacancy problem through promoting new builds and creating healthy competition.
Dr. Jonathan Woetzel is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He is also the Asia-based Director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, global leader of McKinsey’s Cities Special Initiative and co-chair of the Urban China Initiative. He co-founded McKinsey’s China practice and has been resident in Shanghai for 22 years.
Jonathan is an expert on energy, sustainability, and economic master planning. He has advised national governments in Asia on improving the environment for foreign investors, supported the development of national energy policies, and advised national and local government authorities on economic development. He actively serves urban authorities in the Middle East, China, Russia, India and North America on economic master planning and performance improvement.