The Summit includes an evening Best of Small Design Slam. Plan to attend so that you can see what the top designers and planners in the region are up to and then meet and mingle at the hospitality hour at the Build Small Live Large Exhibit Hall.
Alan Durning of the Sightline Institute and Dee Williams of Portland Alternative Dwellings will highlight the power of small spaces to improve individuals’ lives and whole cities. These authors and advocates for change will inspire you to join the local and global movements toward creating small and sustainable housing. Durning will offer research-based solutions for housing policy challenges, and Williams will share her compelling personal story of why she down-sized into a house the size of a parking spot and has lived there for ten years. Both Durning and Williams provide insight about how personal choices can inform broader community action, and how positive change really does begin at home.
Make a Weekend of it! (Separate Registration Required for these events)