Addressing the Housing Crisis through an Integrated Approach: Public, Private, Not-for-Profit, and Tech

May 18, 2023 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Metro Toronto Convention Center, 106 Constitution Hall Concurrent Session
Mission Priority Open to All Attendees
Housing – Affordable and Workforce Sustainable Development Transit-Oriented Development
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The affordable housing crisis has reached a critical stage. Big, bold ideas must be coordinated across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Our panelists are taking this integrated approach as they transform downtown San Bernardino, California, into a vibrant, mixed-use and transit-oriented center of commerce. Focused on the potential for 17,000 dwelling units, this effort is centered on the equitable redevelopment of a 43-acre “dead mall” site, acting as a catalyst for the revitalization of the entire downtown.

Learn how the city and its master developer are using a “respectfully disruptive” approach to overcome the hurdles associated with large-scale mixed-use development that includes “missing middle” housing. These efforts are underpinned by the inclusion of a form-based zoning code, which will provide a new form of municipal currency. In addition, the use of groundbreaking 3-D visualization and analytical technology allows for the integration of ESG and DEI metrics while promising climate resilience. This innovative approach will change the way we plan and implement transformative projects by creating urban nodes in suburbia (UNiS) across the nation.