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 an architect and urbanist who has worked with cities and towns of all sizes around the world to create vibrant, urban visions that reinforce the unique character of a place and that support local economies. The Washington Post and Next City recently referred to Daniel as the coiner ... Read More