As part of its fifty-year Regional Strategy, SPUR has estimated that the region needs to produce 2.2 million housing units over the next half-century, across all income levels, in order to meet anticipated demand while simultaneously addressing the chronic housing shortage caused by the last two decades of limited residential construction. These homes must be planned throughout the region: in areas that are well served by transit, in commercial corridors and historic downtowns, in areas with great schools, jobs and amenities and even in our suburbs. However, to do this, it is imperative that we also re-think the rules that govern how we plan for and permit housing. Come examine what it’ll require to build the more than two million homes necessary as part of our new series, "Housing the Region".
+ Sen. Scott Wiener / California State Senate
+ Therese W. McMillan / Bay Area Metro
+ Mayor Jesse Arreguín / City of Berkeley
+ Kristy Wang / SPUR
+ Michael Lane / SPUR
+ Sarah Karlinsky / SPUR
This program is generously sponsored by:
April 23: How Can ‘Housing as Infrastructure’ Happen In California?
April 27: New Planning Visions for Coyote Valley
April 28: A 'Bigger Picture' for the Bay Area
April 30: Developing an Anti-Displacement Agenda for the Bay Area
May 5: Meeting the Bay Area's Water Demand
May 6: Water-Wise Development for the Bay Area
May 11: City Trivia Night XIX: Bay Area Edition
May 13: Building a Better Future for the Region
May 13: Championing a Bay Area for All
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