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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Jan van Deursen joined SHS in 2017 and is now Principal, Housing Policy and Research. He holds a Masters’ degree in Urban Geography with a focus on housing economics from the University of Amsterdam. Jan’s knowledge of Canadian housing policy with his experience studying European housing markets in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK brings a unique experience to the SHS team.
Since he came to Canada in 2014, Jan has worked as a housing researcher on a variety projects as a sub-consultant for SHS Consulting, Focus Consultancy Inc, and The Tower Renewal Project. In 2017 Jan started full-time at SHS. He has been involved in a variety of projects in his capacity as a housing policy and research analyst and in his current role as a principal and project manager. These studies include housing strategies, homelessness plans and needs assessments for local and regional municipalities throughout Canada. In addition, Jan has lead projects with private and non-profit developers to conduct housing market assessments and use this information to develop site concepts the client can use to create feasible and sustainable plans for future development.