Innovative Housing Summit

Fri, Sep 28, 2018
7:30AM - 7:30PM

Innovative Housing Summit


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The first Innovative Housing Summit is to bring together visionaries, policymakers and professionals from the southeast and from various industry sectors to explore innovative housing trends and options as a response to growing demand for more environmentally friendly missing middle housing in Atlanta and the South.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Ross Chapin - Pocket Neighborhoods 

Target Audience for this Summit:

  • Smaller Developers
  • Architects
  • Neighborhood influencers(NPU, Committees)
  • Historic Planners
  • City Planning Depts
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Housing advocates
  • Buyers (general public)
  • High Performance Building engineers/scientists
  • Energy Engineers
  • Environmentalists

Topics for the Summit:

  • Housing Innovation across the Nation - Trends
  • Co-Housing- Pad split
  • Local Ordinance barriers – Political Challenges to introducing innovative housing ideas; Other Regulatory Considerations
  • Aging in place
  • State of the Market and what needs to be done
  • Forensics of the Deal- Break down how micro homes are built, financed and sold or Tales of Financing- Financing a Micro Structure and how to get it built
  • Micro Structures- not just a tiny house- Uses and Examples (Disaster relief, social initiatives, etc.)/ How could Micro units help fill range of need in different jurisdictions - More yes for housing options
  • Pocket Neighborhoods/Community Development/ Intentional Communities
  • Workforce housing
  • Intentional Communities
  • Space Utilization and the South- How can we utilize space better with our cities and what could it mean for our communities.
  • Performance Tuning/Quality control- High quality construction over luxury finishes
  • Living building challenge – What can we learn from these projects to apply to our everyday residential buildings
  • SOLAR, Microhousing and intentional communities

MicroLife Institute

Organizer of Innovative Housing Summit
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