On Demand: Missing Middle Housing, Inform Your Planning

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Explore diverse, small-scale multi-unit housing types and their role within walkable neighborhoods specifically in relation to how you can utilize the knowledge of Missing Middle housing types, such as duplexes, fourplexes, bungalow courts, and mansion apartments, to respond to the growing demand for walkable urban living, household affordability challenges, and the desire for compatible and contextual infill solutions in communities large and small.

You will hear from panelists as they explore and discuss how these housing types share similar characteristics but have historically been modified to address specific cultural and climatic concerns in each community or region utilizing historic and recent examples.  Panelists will also discuss how you find these housing types within your community, document them and utilize this information to inform future planning efforts such as neighborhood plans, comprehensive plans, and zoning code updates.

You’ll learn about:

  • Characteristics of small footprint, medium to high-density Missing Middle Housing types
  • How to discuss housing choices in your community without using the term “density”
  • How to refine zoning and general plan policies to remove barriers for these diverse housing types
  • The role of these housing types in responding to the growing demand for walkable urban living and household affordability
  • How changing demographics will cause sweeping changes to the demand for housing


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Your viewing access to this product is for 6 months after the point at which you first activate the product for viewing.