Missing Middle Housing: Meeting the Growing Demand for Walkable Urbanism
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, midnight
Monday, December 31, 2018, midnight CST
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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.
Daniel Parolek is an architect and urbanist who has worked with cities and towns of all sizes around the world to create vibrant, urban visions that reinforce the unique character of a place and that support local economies. As the coiner of the term “Missing Middle Housing,” Daniel is the nation’s leading expert in the range of multi-unit or clustered housing types, compatible in scale with single-family homes, that helps meet the growing demand for walkable urban living. He is also at the forefront of rethinking the way we zone our communities to promote more compact, walkable, and vibrant places. In 2007, he co-authored the seminal book Form Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers and, in 2013, as part of a larger sustainable growth strategy in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, he wrote the first development code for Gabon, Africa. He serves as a board member for the Form-Based Codes Institute, an organization dedicated to reforming zoning to remove barriers for urban development. His love of good urbanism springs from a childhood spent exploring the vibrant downtown of Columbus, Nebraska, on his bike.