Opticos Design founder Daniel Parolek inspired a new movement for housing choice in 2010 when he coined the term “Missing Middle Housing.” This transformative concept highlights a time-proven, incremental, beloved way to provide more housing choices in resilient, walkable places such as cottage courts, fourplexes, and courtyard buildings.
According to Chuck Marohn, “Missing Middle Housing is an indispensable piece of the Strong Towns vision for cities that are resilient, adaptable, and can pay their bills." Hear from Dan, the author of the new book, Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis, as he dives deep into Missing Middle Housing.
In this webcast, Dan will discuss:
what “missing middle” means and why it’s important for your city or town,
how policy, planning and zoning can create barriers to the delivery of Missing Middle Housing types and how planners can respond to make way for more housing options,
how the Missing Middle concept is being applied around the world
case studies of how creative developers are delivering these types and the responses from communities of buyers and renters.