General Session – The Future of Housing Policy

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Housing Commission aims to reform the nation’s housing policy by crafting a package of realistic and actionable policy recommendations that respond to both the near-term and long-term challenges facing the housing sector. After more than a year of work, the Commission released the much-anticipated recommendations in February 2013. The opening general session will feature a lively discussion among three of commissioners about their recommendations and what they mean for the future of housing policy in the United States….
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Tools to Help Cities Become More Prepared for Development in the New Normal

This discussion will include a summary of lessons learned from ULI Minnesota’s Navigating the New Normal workshops for public officials. The workshops provide a forum to foster a meaningful dialogue between public and private sector leaders with respect to the challenges and opportunities of development and redevelopment created by today’s economic realities, market preferences and demographic shifts. This session is a must-attend for those looking for models for local engagement on a complex set of issues with clear implications for housing….
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Financing Mixed-Use Development and Place-Making Infrastructure

Financing is an essential component of developing mixed-use, location-efficient communities. This session will focus on successful strategies for accessing the financing needed to make these developments work. Learn how developers have overcome the challenges and found opportunities to finance developments that mix affordable housing options with retail and commercial uses. Panelists will also explore how communities have financed place-making infrastructure around transit stations to attract private-sector development. …
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