San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Housing the Bay 2020

8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
| Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In 2017, ULI San Francisco launched Housing the Bay, a multi-year initiative to support the vision of a Bay Area with healthy, sustainable, and affordable housing options for everyone. By bringing together member experts, partner organizations, and industry and public sector leaders to share bold ideas and strategies, the Housing the Bay initiative is creating a common language and a path forward for a new era in Bay Area land use and housing. Now in its third year, join us in moving forward with this important initiative and the proposals for action to ensure that more people in the Bay Area have homes they can afford and we can maintain the quality of life that our region is known for.

Panels include:

Influencing Systems

Housing is never just housing. It is a system and exists in a nexus of other systems, including infrastructure, transportation, economics, labor, justice, and natural systems. Housing is fundamental to human society and is a human right. This panel brings together leading thinkers and doers who work at these intersections and understand how we can create systemic change.

Turning the Tide: Building Momentum for Housing

In the last year, we have seen growing social and political momentum to address the housing crisis. Much of this can be attributed to the coalition of varying interests that have come together, united by a desire to see more affordable and equitable housing options for everyone. At the same time, the grassroots pro-housing movement has dramatically changed the public conversation around the need for housing. Hear from some of the key players helping to turn the tide.

Changing the Game: Construction Tech Start-up Pitches 

The Bay Area is home to innovative companies creating new and exciting solutions to reduce building costs, improve housing affordability, and increase construction labor efficiency — each an important piece in solving the region’s housing crisis. Hear from Bay Area start-ups as they pitch their ideas and/or technologies that have the potential to drastically increase housing production and improve housing affordability in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Housing Leaders on Where We Go from Here

We have been making inroads on that housing crisis, but there is still much work to be done. With an eye to changing political and economic winds, panel of political, community, and industry leaders will share insights and outlooks on where we go from here and what we can do to make the most impact in the near and long term.

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Presented by ULI San Francisco


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