Housing Opportunity 2014: Friday, May 16 Sessions

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Breakfast of Housing Champions

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Friday, May 16
Networking Event

Join recent ULI Housing Award recipients and other housing leaders for lively roundtable conversations about healthy housing and healthy places. You will have the opportunity to interact with each award recipient, learn about his or her award-worthy efforts and current projects, and engage in a dynamic dialogue about how to create and sustain healthy housing and places. Breakfast will be available.

Facilitator:

  • Susan PowersUrban Ventures LLC

Enabling Design for Health, Housing, and Happiness

9:15–10:30 a.m.
Friday, May 16
Concurrent Session

The design of communities—neighborhoods, housing, transportation—has the power to disable or enable. This session will explore the role of enabling design at every community scale to support positive outcomes for the health and well-being of residents of all ages. Learn from researchers, advocates, and developers what it takes to implement projects and policies designed to support active living at every stage of life.

Moderator:

  • Jeremy Sharpe, Rancho Sahuarita

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Shared Spaces, Shared Benefits

9:15–10:30 a.m.
Friday, May 16
Concurrent Session

This session will explore the innovative practice of integrating nonprofit spaces and shared spaces into new and existing housing developments. This type of integration has many positive outcomes for the health of residents and workers, housing, business, and the neighborhood economy. Participate in this discussion to learn more about the philosophy, financing, and best practices of this growing trend.

Moderator:

  • Lara Jakubowski, Nonprofit Centers Network

Discussion Leaders:

  • Nicholas Koncilja, St. Charles Town Company
  • Bill Mague, Artspace Projects Inc.
  • Aaron Miripol, Urban Land Conservancy

Building for Health, Building with Innovation

9:15–10:30 a.m.
Friday, May 16
Concurrent Session

New construction provides an opportunity to apply innovative methods in design, construction, and site planning that can improve the sustainability and affordability of the development and health outcomes for residents. Discussion leaders will share the latest in technological, design, and policy advances and approaches being used in projects of varying scales, from individual factory-built homes to multifamily micro-unit developments.

Moderator:

  • David Senden,  KTGY Architecture+Planning

Discussion Leaders:

  • Patrick Kennedy, Panoramic Interests/Smartspace
  • Parlin Meyer, BrightBuilt Home
  • Bob Phillips, Manifold Design and Development Inc.
  • Doug Ryan, Corporation for Enterprise Development

Session sponsored by:  

KTGY Group

Growing Healthier: Linking Housing, Food, and Community

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16
Concurrent Session

Access to fresh, healthy foods is a barrier in many neighborhoods. According to a 2009 report by the USDA, more than 23.5 million Americans live more than a mile from a supermarket and have limited access to a vehicle or public transportation. “Food deserts” create a disproportionate burden for families struggling to make ends meet and may contribute to negative health outcomes. How can we create more reliable and equitable linkages between healthy, sustainably grown foods and residential development? This discussion will highlight new development models that close the food gap, including urban farming, community marketplaces, and pop-up grocery stores.

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Intergenerational Living: Housing and Communities for All Ages

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16
Concurrent Session

Rapid changes in demographics and consumer preferences—particularly those of the two largest generations of our time, gen Y and the baby boomers—are leading developers and policy makers to rethink how to create communities for the entire life cycle. This is especially important given the rising interest in intergenerational living. But what makes intergenerational communities successful? What types of residential development appeal to different generations looking to live with or near one another? What are the best amenities and design features needed for housing and neighborhoods to support intergenerational living? Join a panel of thought leaders who will answer these questions and explore the best practices and development tools needed to create housing and communities for all ages.

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UDR

Responsible Reuse: Promoting Sustainable Place Making and Revitalization

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16
Concurrent Session

Nearly every city has property that is blighted, undervalued, and in need of repurposing and redevelopment. How do you transform underused sites into sustainable and economically viable neighborhoods with more opportunities for improved health and housing options? From brownfields to vacant properties, session discussion leaders will explore how responsible reuse can create well-connected, healthier, and more vibrant housing and communities.

Moderator:

  • Dara Kovel, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

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How Colorado Builds Healthy Places

12:102:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16
Closing General Session

Colorado’s natural attributes, many parks and trails, and sunny climate encourage residents to enjoy the outdoors for their physical and mental health. Now, the state’s built environment—including a diverse housing stock—has been catching up with innovative projects that combine:

  • active living;
  • green building;
  • access to healthy food;
  • access to natural areas;
  • a sense of community; and
  • safe neighborhoods.

Come learn from the leaders in public and private development about what is working in the Centennial State.

Introduction:

  • Kirk Monroe, Vectra Bank

Moderator:

  • Pat Coyle, Colorado Division of Housing

Discussion Leaders:

  • Carl Koelbel, Koelbel & Co.
  • Heidi MajerikForest City Stapleton
  • Susan PowersUrban Ventures LLC
  • Renee Martinez-StonePerspective 3

Closing Remarks:

  • J. Ronald Terwilliger