From today’s press release: A broad coalition of organizations has come together to plan a regional housing conference to grapple with issues and develop an action agenda for our region. The Regional Housing Conference “Finding Common Ground” will provide opportunities to participate in in-depth discussions on a variety of topics, including:
- Emerging housing approaches
- Density & Sprawl
- Community Design
- Possible Partnerships
- Community Land Trust
- Lending and Finance
- Mixed Use/Mixed Income
The keynote speaker for the event will be Joseph R. Molinaro. Mr. Molinaro is the Managing Director for Smart Growth and Housing Opportunity for the National Association of REALTORS in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he oversees NAR’s Smart Growth, Diversity, and Housing Opportunity Programs. These programs include REALTOR training, technical assistance on land use regulation to state and local REALTOR associations, and voter surveys and research on housing, growth and development issues. He is editor of On Common Ground, NAR’s smart growth magazine. Prior to joining NAR in 2000, Mr. Molinaro was Director of Land Development Services for the National Association of Home Builders. In this position, he introduced New Urbanism to the educational programs for builders, and organized conferences and tours of New Urbanism projects in several cities. He also was editor of Land Development magazine. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech; is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners; and was a 2005-2006 Knight Fellow in the Knight Program in Community Building, based at the University of Miami School of Architecture.
The information and registration page can be found here.
Coming this Thursday- should be very interesting.