SOLD OUT - ULI Washington: Make Room: How the DC Region can Increase Housing Production through Planning & Policy


Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
7:30am - 9:30am EST


ULI-the Urban Land Institute 2001 L ST NW Ste 200 Washington, DC 20036-4948 UNITED STATES
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Make Room: How the DC Region can Increase Housing Production through Planning & Policy
Housing demand exceeds supply in major metropolitan areas across the country, creating an affordability crisis for all but the most affluent—and greater Washington is no exception. With some of the highest barriers to multifamily construction in the U.S., the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) needs an estimated 374,000 units by 2030 to keep up with demand.
Recently, D.C. joined a nationwide movement to confront these issues with Mayor Bowser's housing goal of 36,000 new units—including 12,000 affordable units—by 2025, along with changes to the Comprehensive Plan. Montgomery County has already made strides, passing new legislation on accessory dwelling units (ADUs). But are these strategies enough to realistically expand housing production and affordability to meet demand? What can the DMV learn from cities like Minneapolis where upzoning has been used to increase supply? Will communities encourage or hinder greater Washington's changes to housing policy? 
Please join ULI Washington's Young Leaders Group and the ULI Housing Initiative Council for a panel discussion between developers, planners and policy experts who are taking on the challenge of building more homes across the DMV.  ULI Washington is exploring the region's housing needs through events such as this and research including the Housing Attainability Report.
The Panel
  • Alex Baca, Housing Program Organizer,Greater Greater Washington (Moderator),
  • Michelle Beaman Chang, Founder and CEO, IMBY Community,
  • Paul DesJardin, Director, Community Planning Services, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments,
  • Martin Ditto, Founder and CEO, Ditto Residential,
  • Andrew Trueblood, Director, DC Office of Planning.
Topics For Discussion
  • How the DC region is exploring densification.
  • How have other cities successfully upzoned? Was it community or government led?
  • Are there downsides to densification? Examples of policies that mitigate impacts of densification.
  • What are the barriers to densification in the DMV? What can be done to alleviate these barriers?
  • How to navigate community opposition to infill development?
  • Where has the community encouraged development?

7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration and Refreshments
8:00 – 9:30 AM Panel and Q&A

Registration Information:
Private/Public Sector  $30 $40
Young Leader/Student (<35) $20 $40
Add $5 after November 14th  2019
Pre-Registration Deadline –  November 14th  2019
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