Changing the rules for residential neighborhoods: More choices, smaller homes

Annie Fryman

Policy Aide, Senator Scott Wiener (CA)

Margaret Morales

Housing and Urbanism Researcher, Sightline

Lynn Peterson

President, Portland Region’s Metro Council

Taylor Smiley Wolfe

Former Policy Director for OR House Speaker Tina Kotek

Eli Spevak

Founder, Orange Splot LLC

Changing the rules for residential neighborhoods: More choices, smaller homes

To kick off Build Small, we’ll be envisioning what our neighborhoods and communities will become over the next 5-10 years as they’re opened up to a wider variety of housing sizes and types – to match the diversity of real households.  Housing options must more efficiently accommodate a growing population, while providing better access to services and transit, and this must be done in an equitable and accessible manner that also decreases environmental impact.  Traditional housing types (e.g. small plexes, shared homes, granny flats, townhomes and courtyard plexes) can, once again, live happily alongside single family homes. At the state, regional and local government level, communities are changing the rules so neighborhoods can be more inclusive than they’ve been in generations. We’ll share innovative housing practices that are emerging in Oregon, across the West Coast, and around the country to illustrate how it can all work.

 

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