Genevieve Bucher is a leader in the social purpose real estate sector whose professional aim is to create change through urban development. She was named the President of BC Artscape, the first affiliate organization of Toronto-based Artscape, in May 2015. Previously she was a Senior Planner with the City of Vancouver, responsible for the successful creation of complex affordable housing projects through partnerships with the development community, non-profit sector and by leveraging the City’s land assets. Prior to this she was Acting Director of Regional Development with the BC Housing Management Commission, where she developed, implemented and reviewed social housing supply and financing programs in the Vancouver Island Region. The focus of Genevieve’s career has been work across sectors to transform ideas into built community spaces. Her experience in planning, project development and financing is broad-ranging through her roles in government and the private sector. Genevieve has a Master of Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University (2008).