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Density & Design: Steps Toward Green, Affordable, Equitable and Beautiful Housing

Participatory workshop for creative problem solvers in design, policy and development!

Kathleen Dorgan

Moderator

date

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

09:00-12:00

place
Multifunction Hall Room 9
organization
American Institute of Architects
country
United States of America
language
English
Reference: 
TE 9

Summary

Architects from four continents will share inspiring and practical local approaches and tools for achieving sufficient affordable and mixed-income housing. How might we work at the scale necessary to accommodate increasing urban populations, in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? 


Speakers will address goal setting, community participation, neighborhood context, density, and development frameworks that engage diverse populations and support shifting ways of life. By comparing work from throughout the world, this interactive workshop will explore the impact of local differences in culture, climate and context on the just development necessary to fulfill the right to housing.

Participants will dissect density, sustainability, resilience and social inclusion in best practices. The training will conclude by envisioning sustainable urban development at a scale necessary to meet local housing needs. 

Objectives

Participants in Density & Design: Steps Toward Green, Affordable, Equitable and Beautiful Housing will be able to: a. Identify strategies for aligning affordable housing development at scale with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) b. Understand methods for undertaking site analysis and development with equity, justice, sustainable development, and resilience goals. c. Advocate for cultural considerations, appropriate design approaches, and gender parity in housing development.

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Mr. José Luis Cortés
President
International Union of Architects
Ms. Rahel Shawl
Founder and Principal
RAAS Architects
Ms. Aparna Das
Senior Advisor
GIZ
Ms. Pui Leng Woo
Professor Emeritus
Hong Kong University
Ms. Etty Padmodipoetro
Principal
Urban Ideas Lab
Ms. Katherine Williams
Assistant Director of Capital Projects
Georgetown University
Ms. Nadia Westcott
Designer
Urban Design Lab
Ms. Karen Kubey
Visiting Professor
Pratt University
Mr. Calvin Johnson
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Evaluation and Monitoring
US Department of Housing and Urban Development