How does affordable and workforce housing become a reality in today’s challenging economic and political environment?
In this January 26, 2017 Planning Innovations forum, a panel of experts lead an interactive exchange on strategies and lessons learned about making housing affordable by design.
Forum topics include:
- Context for Panel Discussion
- Affordable Housing Challenges and Solutions – Kevin Griffith
- Effective Affordable Housing Strategies– Kate Hartley
- Overview of Good Design Principles – David Baker
- New Model for Workforce Housing – Alan Talansky
- Moderated Panel/Participant Discussion – Amit Price Patel
This video recording of the Planning Innovations webinar features a panel sharing examples of what is working in affordable and workforce housing. Panelists share tools and new construction methods that will contribute to the construction of affordable and workforce housing in the region.
This presentation described our broken housing system and hope for going forward. It includes a San Francisco case study on infill development.
This presentation by Kate Hartley of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development describes the parameters of San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis and the steps the city has taken to address it, including new affordable development, affordable housing preservation, higher density and legislative action.
This forum presentation by David Baker Architects characterizes differences between affordable and workforce housing. It addresses how to successfully create affordable housing in urban areas with an emphasis on creating welcoming housing that fosters connection between residents and the residents and the surrounding community. Examples of workforce housing include modular building units.
This presentation by Alan Talansky, EBLS, includes a series of charts illustrating the components of workforce housing, including community support, affordable land, zoning limitations, construction costs and a sustainable financial model.
The "Advancing PDA Implementation: Affordable & Workforce Housing Policy & Design" forum is part of the Advancing Priority Development Area (PDA) Implementation Planning Innovation series that includes the "Advancing PDA Implementation: Successful Placemaking Strategies" forum.