Missing Middle Housing: Meeting the Growing Demand for Walkable Urbanism



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Missing Middle is a range of multi-unit or clustered housing types compatible in scale with single-family homes. Missing Middle housing have the benefit of meeting the growing demand for walkable urban living. This course presents the issues facing communities accross the country, describes Missing Middle housing types and how to integrate them within communities and plans, and provides case studies and resources.

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Daniel Parolek

Daniel is a thought leader in architecture and planning, specifically in terms of creating vibrant, walkable, sustainable communities. He started writing zoning codes because he was tired of seeing the character of communities across the country compromised by placeless, auto-dependent development patterns that their zoning codes/land development codes required. He is the co-author of the first comprehensive book on Form-Based Codes (FBC), titled “Form-Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers,” published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008. Many of his recent projects and research have focused on Missing Middle Housing strategies and designs, including a 120-unit project of Missing Middle Housing in the Daybreak community in South Jordan, Utah and an article in The Smart Growth Compendium published by the EPA. In 1999 he founded Opticos Design, a Founding B Corporation and a California Benefit Corporation. His work with Opticos has won national awards including the Congress for New Urbanism’s Grand Prize in 2014 and a National APA Award in 2013. His love of great places initiated from a childhood spent exploring the small town of Columbus, Nebraska on foot and bike. Daniel has a Bachelor of Architecture form the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Knight Fellow at the University of Miami School of Architecture and Town Planning.