Designing Housing Solutions

APA California Chapter

#9132403

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. PDT

CM | 1.50

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Overview

The lack of affordable housing in California has reached crisis levels. Among the many consequences is the rash of hazardous incidents happening in unpermitted dwellings. As the tragic warehouse fire in Oakland recently illustrated, unpermitted housing happens across the State and at various scales. With no sign of housing demand softening, there is an urgent need to investigate housing supply. While Los Angeles' recent Proposition JJJ creates a de facto inclusionary zoning policy, no blanket approach exists to address the regulatory, cultural, design and financing issues associated with housing policy. The Designing Housing Solutions workshop will facilitate two interactive engagement activities where professionals design and prototype new and diverse housing typologies (co-housing, farm worker housing, artist housing, garage conversions, senior housing, ADUs, etc). The workshop creates a safe space for attending planners to nurture ideas, communicate through storytelling and collaborate. Participants will engage through memory, art and play to better understand the State's housing assets, needs and challenges. This input will launch a conversation that will inform future research, as well as generate ideas that address spatial values impacting housing's urban design, zoning and planning. The workshop will consider how shared ideas can help create more inclusive spaces.

Speakers

Gunnar Hand, AICP

Gunnar Hand is a city and regional planner, and passionate all-around community organizer. He has cultivated his knowledge and interest in the built environment into action and positive change. From starting his own property reinvestment business and launching several transit advocacy non-profits, to promoting neighborhood improvements and public education on ... Read More

Contact Info

Hanson Hom, hansonapa@gmail.com