The Importance of a Diversity of Housing

APA National Capital Area Chapter


Tuesday, October 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. EDT

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A resilient community is one that can withstand the stress of a growing population on its infrastructure, economy, and housing stock. One essential trait to resilient places is diversity in housing types. A mix of types can provide flexibility and easily respond to the differing needs and incomes of communities over time. Just as biodiversity in the natural environment creates healthy, resilient habitats, housing diversity in the built environment creates strong, vibrant communities. This session will explain how one of the largest New Urbanist architecture and planning firms incorporates a mix of types into the neighborhoods it designs--making resiliency feasible for the client and appropriate for the community.


Delma Palma

Invited Speaker

Delma Palma has been an architectural and urban designer at Torti Gallas and Partners for the past three years. She has worked on a variety of neighborhoods that promote mixed income communities through a diversity of housing types. She has worked on entitlements, concept design through construction of projects in ... Read More

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