Stairway to Affordability: How We Can Diversify Multifamily Housing

Digital Discourse


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Building code circulation requirements in California profoundly shape the size, quality, accessibility, and location of new multifamily housing. As the state looks at ways to address its need for more housing, interest in the construction of multifamily housing is growing. Most of the developed world outside of the United States and Canada, with the exception of New York City and Seattle, allow single-staircase multifamily housing up to six stories. Join us as panelists from various backgrounds discuss how such housing can safely deliver more diverse multifamily housing options.

Michael Eliason / Larch Lab
Stephen Smith / Center for Building in North America
Ed Mendoza / Livable Communities Initiative
Frances Anderton / Author




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