At a time when we’re seeing intersecting crises, including a pandemic and worsening wildfires and hurricanes, it’s critical that our industry identify the pressure points that will determine the future direction of housing in both urban and suburban settings. The convergence of these crises with the severe housing shortages and rising prices in many areas of the country creates a perfect storm whose aftermath will change markets in critical ways. Will urban centers still thrive post COVID? Will building in fire zones and coastal areas still be viable? If not, how do we produce enough housing to ease the affordability and shortage crises? These questions and more will drive the conversation led by Alan Loomis of PlaceWorks, a highly respected planning firm based in California.
2020 ULI Product Council Meetings Residential Neighborhood Development Council (Blue), October 20, 2020