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The Canadian dream of home ownership

With increasing urban sprawl and living costs, co-founder Walter Melanson says housing needs to become more sustainable to protect against the globalization machine.

What does owning a home look like in the future?

Walter Melanson, co-founder of, discusses the Canadian dream of home ownership in the context of 21st century globalization.

Melanson presents the problem of supply and demand in Canadian real estate. He believes the solution is moving away from big, resource heavy developments, towards smaller scale, more sustainable housing. 

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