Multi-Family Housing and NIMBY

APA Arkansas Chapter


Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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Many city governments are today caught in conflicts between multi-family housing developers and single-family homeowners. More conflict is likely, since the share of renters nationwide has climbed from 31 percent in 2006 to over 36 percent by 2015, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. This presentation will look at factors driving the trend, as well as the policy questions raised by multi-family land use conflicts. For solutions, governments must tap their reserves of flexibility and imagination, and should consider planning pro-actively for multi-family land use needs. The presentation will emphasize trends in Arkansas, especially the Central and Northwest metro regions. Since there is no “one size fits all” solution, the session will conclude with an open-ended discussion.


Jonathan Lupton

Invited Speaker

Jonathan Lupton, AICP, is a research planner at Metroplan, the MPO for the Little Rock metro area. Jonathan balances data-gathering and projections with maintaining the Data Center of the Metroplan web site, and writing the twice-yearly Metrotrends newsletters that track the latest demographic, housing, and economic trends in the Little ... Read More