Regulatory Implications of Tiny Homes



Friday, January 18, 2019, midnight
Saturday, December 31, 2022, midnight CST

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In this course we will define a tiny home and explore the history and appeal of this seemingly recent movement. Challenges associated with the legal development of this alternative residential option will be touched on and options for regulatory refinements and new provisions will be presented. We will explore options for siting tiny homes as a primary use, accessory use, and within a village of homes. This course will also provide information on recent, proposed additions to the International Residential Code that address tiny homes.

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Malak Hakim

Malak is a nationally accredited Senior Planner with a broad range of experience with complex, multi-disciplinary, and multi-level planning for current and long-range projects. She has worked on creating planning documents for various communities including Affordable Housing Plans, MainStreet Master Plans, Comprehensive Plans, and Environmental Impact Studies. Malak also facilitates rezoning applications, annexations, variances, site plans, and construction permits. She has drafted custom design standards and zoning regulations as the primary author of community level master plans. Malak works with a broad range of clients and stakeholders. She provides representation at meetings with government agencies, neighborhood organizations, and public hearings. During her graduate studies at the University of Waterloo, Malak was a teaching assistant where she led seminars for several undergraduate courses on planning history, theory, and law. Malak holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies in Planning from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Urban and Regional Environments from York University.