May 12, 2017

Zoning at 100: A Look Forward

What is the role of zoning in the Bay Area’s housing shortage? A new body of research is examining the role of local land regulation like zoning — often a reflection of local homeowner concerns rather than regional imperatives — in limiting the supply of housing. Come hear a panel of experts explore the interaction of zoning, policy and the housing market. Co-presented by Northern California APA.   Learn more! 
May 12, 2017

Why Does Housing Cost So Much?

In 2014, The Urbanist ran an article titled “The Real Cost of Building Housing,” which looked at the exorbitant cost of construction in San Francisco. Over the past three years, these costs have continued to escalate. Join the panel to hear how the situation has evolved and how it impacts efforts to address our housing shortage. Co-presented by SFHAC.   Learn more here! 
May 12, 2017

What Should the Region Be Doing About Housing?

It’s no secret that the Bay Area is grappling with a regional housing shortage and all the negative consequences that come with it. Many argue that this is a regional issue that that needs a regional vision and regional tools. What is the role of regional government on housing? How can jurisdictions better collaborate across boundaries? Come tackle these thorny questions with our panel. Co-presented by Northern California APA and SV@Home.   Panel: + Leslye Corsiglia / Silicon Valley @ Home+ Ken…
June 2, 2017

SPUR: How Many Homes Should We Have?

The Bay Area’s housing shortage has led many residents to cite affordability as the top issue facing the region. With most voters supporting additional housing, how much does the Bay Area actually need to build? How much needs to be subsidized and for whom? Where should we build? Join NPH Regional Planning & Policy Manager Pedro Galvao to discuss these questions and more as the panel attempts to grapple with one of our region’s most pressing concerns.   Learn more.