2016 Santa Barbara Housing Conference Keynote Topic: The Missing Middle Housing: Responding to the Demand for Diverse, Affordable Housing Choices

APA California Chapter, Central Coast Section


Friday, May 13, 2016
9:15 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. PDT

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Due to skyrocketing costs, dramatic changes in household demographics, and growing demand for walkable communities, there is a greater need than ever for creative approaches to providing housing choices in our communities. Missing Middle Housing—encompassing a wide variety of housing types such as duplexes, four plexes, bungalow courts, and courtyard apartments—plays an important part in the conversation. By addressing barriers to these types of housing in their planning, regulations, and policies, communities can open the doors to diverse, affordable housing options.


Daniel Parolek

Daniel is a thought leader in architecture and planning, specifically in terms of creating vibrant, walkable, sustainable communities. He started writing zoning codes because he was tired of seeing the character of communities across the country compromised by placeless, auto-dependent development patterns that their zoning codes/land development codes required ... Read More