2017 Program

PROGRAM

The one-day professional summit on November 3, 2017 runs from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, with lunch and coffee provided. Optional tours and workshops are available during the weekend.

Day 1
Nov 03 2017

Tiny Houses in the Park Open for Touring

See six examples of inspiring small space designs in person, in the South Park Blocks just outside the Portland State University Smith Center all day! Free and open to the...
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Welcome and Opening Remarks

Oregon Metro Councilor Bob Stacey and Oregon State Legislature Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer will provide context and an energizing introduction for the Summit’s full day of educational sessions on housing equity...
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Alissa Keny-Guyer
Alissa Keny-Guyer
Bob Stacey
Robert Liberty

ADU Challenges and Opportunities through the Portland Lens

The Portland metro region has a long history of innovative land use policies focused on protecting farm and forest land and preserving livability in the face of growth. More recently...
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Eli Spevak
Emily Lieb
Robert Liberty
Kol Peterson

Keynote I – Harriet Tregoning: Lessons from Legalizing ADUs in the Nation’s Capital

Legalizing and promoting accessory dwelling unit (ADU) development helps cities to generate substantial new housing, brings affordable units to many neighborhoods, uses urban assets more intensively, responds to changing demographics...
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Harriet Tregoning

Keynote II – Jake Wegmann: Insights to Guide the Future of ADU Development

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are emerging as a potentially significant source of new housing in America’s cities, but there is relatively little research available to inform the decisions that cities,...
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Jake Wegmann

Jumpstarting Local ADU Markets

Learn about successful strategies used to grow local accessory dwelling unit (ADU) markets through the removal of regulatory barriers, providing incentives for development, and education for professionals and homeowners. There...
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David Foster Habitat
David Foster
Denise Pinkston
Jake Fry
Kol Peterson

Innovative Models for Financing and Developing ADUs

The majority of people who successfully build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on their property have a particular set of resources and skills. For homeowners, financing the build and navigating...
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Hillary Seiller portland real estate accessory dwelling units
Hillary Seiler
Tim Miller
Adam Zimmerman
Patrick Quinton

Knocking Down Walls: Eliminating Barriers and Increasing Opportunities for ADU Development

While smaller housing represents a solution to both affordability and growth management issues, regulations have impeded the robust development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). This session will focus on how...
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Margaret Morales
Madeline Kovacs
Harriet Tregoning
Eli Spevak

Tiny Homes for the Houseless

Cities experiencing booming populations and skyrocketing housing prices are also facing the challenge of caring for an increasing number of citizens experiencing houselessness. These cities need new models for affordable...
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David Bikman Village Coalition
David Bikman
Sergio Palleroni
R. Scott Mitchell

ADUs: Anti-Displacement Units?

By adding new housing options to the neighborhoods where people most want to live, ADUs are playing a small but growing role in easing the housing crisis so many cities...
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Amelia Templeton
Ira Bailey Portland Housing Bureau
Ira Bailey
Nicole Joslin
David Foster Habitat
David Foster
Helen Leung

Design Matters: How Small Space Design Leads to Large Outcomes

Design plays a significant role in the creation and development of individual accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and in the development of the entire ADU market. In this session, leading ADU...
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Sam Sudy
Schuyler Smith
Lindsay Schack
Lucas Gray
Nicholas Papaefthimiou
Nicholas Papaefthimiou

The Market for ADUs

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) address many current deficiencies in the housing market: small homes are a good fit for young couples, empty nesters, and seniors; and in popular and established...
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Matthew Gebhardt
Peter Hulseman
Peter Hulseman
Jake Wegmann

ADUs as a Sustainability Solution

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be an important sustainability strategy for cities seeking to protect the environment for their citizens and meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.  Because ADUs are often...
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Jordan Palmeri
Robert Liberty

ADUs as Age-Friendly Housing

According to AARP research, 90 percent of people 45+ want to remain in their own home and community as long as possible. How do accessory dwelling units (ADUs) fit into...
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Holly Huntley ADU designer
Holly Huntley
Todd Borkowitz
Debbie Cahill
Bandana Shrestha
Alan DeLaTorre

Smaller Homes in Bigger Numbers: Scaling Up Construction for ADUs

This panel session includes some of the most prolific builders of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the United States and Canada. Smallworks of Vancouver, BC; New Avenue of San Francisco;...
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Joe Robertson
Joe Robertson
Margarette Leite, Center for Public Interest Design
Margarette Leite
Kevin Casey New Avenue building
Kevin Casey
Jake Fry

Design and Innovation Slam

How might our homes, neighborhoods and cities change if we embraced building small as a path to create a greener and more equitable world?  In this energizing wrap-up to the...
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Tuan Vu
Joe Mansfield
Marty Buckenmeyer Architecture
Marty Buckenmeyer
Olivia Snell
Todd Ferry
Margarette Leite, Center for Public Interest Design
Margarette Leite
Lindsay Schack
Day 1
Nov 04 2017

Tiny House Villages Tour

Building on the Tiny Homes for the Houseless Session, this guided tour will visit new and established communities that use small structures as transitional housing for people experiencing houselessness. These...
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ADU and Small Home Tour

  Take a guided or self-guided tour of real accessory dwelling units in Portland. The tour will visit five ADUs of different types (detached, garage and basement), with builders, designers...
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Informational After-Party and Networking

After the ADU and Small Home Tour and Tiny House Villages Tour, join other tour participants and Summit attendees for an informational after-party and social hour at the Alberta Street...
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Kol Peterson

Sunday Workshops and Classes – Separate Registration Required
Day 1
Nov 05 2017

Workshop: Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit

This one-day workshop is a primer for homeowners to learn to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that will enhance their properties, maximize their space, and add flexibility to their lives....
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Class: The Basics of ADU Financing

With the Portland Metro area projected to grow by 725,000 by 2035, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) will become an increasingly advantageous and popular option for property owners.  Attending the free...
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