Webinar: The Affordable City

As communities struggle to address rising housing costs and household instability, the debate often centers on solutions such as increased housing construction and stronger tenant protections.

The Affordable City

Though the Bay Area has become one of the most expensive places in the world to live, housing affordability is by no means a local problem. Cities across the countries are struggling to tackle both high housing costs and household instability. Housing experts often debate whether the appropriate solution should be increased housing construction or stronger tenant protections, but the new book, The Affordable City, argues that a city can only be successful if the two work in tandem.

Webinar: Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis

Across the country, people are looking for housing options that shape affordable, walkable, and desirable neighborhoods. Daniel Parolek inspired a new movement for housing choice in 2010 when he coined the term “Missing Middle Housing,” a transformative concept that highlights a way to provide more housing and housing choices in sustainable, walkable places. This housing type includes a range of house-scale building with multiple units compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes.

Planning, Zoning and Legislation to Enable Missing Middle Housing

The mismatch between the types of housing currently available and the types that people need is especially apparent here in the Bay Area, with its soaring housing prices, overwhelming rent burdens and indomitable homelessness crisis. But across the country, people are looking for housing options that shape affordable, walkable and desirable neighborhoods. Enter missing middle housing, such as duplexes and fourplexes.

More than shelter

In DC, several nonprofits aim to provide housing help that goes beyond simply providing shelter. They are helping young LGBTQ people feel affirmed.

Town Hall Seattle Presents: Poverty and Prosperity in King County with Alan Mallach

Who really benefits from urban revival? From trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, cities are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. For a look at the ramifications of this explosive growth for our own region, we convene a panel of city planning experts and representatives for our local government.