Washington, DC (January 12, 2006)- In the Washington, DC region and across the country, housing is becoming less affordable. More families are spending a greater proportion of their income on housing than ever before as home prices and rents have risen during recent years. Smart growth principles advocate a greater mix of housing types and prices, and promote compact development that reduces everyone’s cost of infrastructure. More and more localities are experimenting with specific strategies that focus on affordable housing while also supporting multiple smart growth goals.
Basing his remarks on many years of experience as an architect, a professor of architecture, and a member of state and local government housing commissions, Ralph Bennett presents 5 measures that can increase affordable housing.
Listen to Five Steps Toward Affordable Housing.
About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
Listen to the Smart Growth Speaker Series on your computer. Audio archives and other resources from past presentations are available under the Event Theme/Description. These resources are free.
For more information, contact Kevin Nelson or visit the Smart Growth Speaker Series.