Conference Schedule

Day 1: Sept 10, 2017

Sep 10

Tour: Gentilly – Building A Resilient Community

Tour new and innovative housing communities serving multi-generational, mixed-income, and veteran families and individuals, all while providing sustainable, affordable living options…

Sunday, September 10, 2017 02:30 PM – 5:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Sep 10

Tour: Post-Katrina Mixed Income Housing and Connections to Neighborhood Revitalization in the Historic Treme and Mid-City Neighborhoods

Tour new mixed-income housing on large public-housing redevelopment sites and on scattered site parcels, including the Faubourg Lafitte and Bienville Basin developments and see their connections to new neighborhood amenities including the Lafitte Greenway and ReFresh…

Sunday, September 10, 2017 02:30 PM – 5:30 PM Tours
Separate Ticket Required

Day 2: Sept 11, 2017

Sep 11

Networking Breakfast

Monday, September 11, 2017 08:00 AM – 8:30 AM Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Welcome Remarks and the ULI Housing Awards: A Decade of Lessons Learned

The ULI Jack Kemp and Robert Larson awards are among the leading national honors for outstanding affordable and workforce housing developments and public policies, respectively. At this special session, finalists and winners from past years…

Monday, September 11, 2017 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM Plenary Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Innovations in Affordable Design and Construction

Even as technology innovation has transformed many industries, residential design and construction has remained attached to decades-old business models. That is starting to change, with potentially large implications. Join a discussion with some of the…

Monday, September 11, 2017 10:30 AM – 11: 45 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Seizing Opportunities in Community-Serving Real Estate

Communities of all sizes control land and buildings that constitute untapped opportunities to develop affordable and mixed-income housing. Local anchors such as hospitals, colleges, and faith-based institutions do too. This session will explore how to…

Monday, September 11, 2017 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Networking Luncheon

Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Plenary Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

From NIMBY to YIMBY: Making a More Compelling Case for Housing

Overcoming neighborhood opposition is often the highest hurdle facing an affordable developer. A new wave of advocates, communications experts, and grassroots groups is emerging to turn the tides of NIMBYism. Engage with some of the…

Monday, September 11, 2017 01:15 PM – 2:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Achieving the Double Bottom Line in Preservation

Preserving existing affordable units is often more cost effective than building new – especially in opportunity-rich areas. Socially motivated investment vehicles and real estate firms are scaling capital to deliver significant economic and social returns…

Monday, September 11, 2017 01:15 PM – 2:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

The Future of Affordable Housing for Seniors

The nation’s swelling seniors population will add new complexity to challenges of housing affordability, community connectivity, and supportive services for millions. At the same time, emerging approaches to financing, design, and resource delivery hold considerable…

Monday, September 11, 2017 02:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Toward Resilient and Equitable Communities

Resilience – whether to the effects of pollution and climate change or economic shocks as the economy evolves – is increasingly seen as essential to community stability. This is especially true in underinvested communities in…

Monday, September 11, 2017 02:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Building Healthy and Culturally Vibrant Communities

How we plan, build, and redevelop has huge impacts on human health. An emerging set of evidenced-based best practices suggests that building healthier places is doable and scalable, with potentially profound payoffs for lower-income people…

Monday, September 11, 2017 04:15 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Assembling the Local Policy Toolbox

As housing affordability needs have worsened, cities have shown unprecedented commitment and creativity in response. There is no single local strategy for meeting housing needs, but consensus is emerging on what a complete local toolbox…

Monday, September 11, 2017 04:15 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 11

Networking Reception

Monday, September 11, 2017 05:30 PM – 6:30 PM Networking

Day 3: Sept 12, 2017

Sep 12

District Council Housing Interchange

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 07:30 AM – 9:00 AM By Invitation Only
Sep 12

What’s Happening in Washington: Federal Policy Update (Breakfast Plenary)

A panel of Washington insiders will discuss the current state of play on a wide range of topics critical to affordable housing development and preservation: funding for HUD and other key agencies, tax reform and…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 07:30 AM – 8:45 AM Plenary Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 12

New Models for Affordable Homeownership

First-time homeownership remains out of reach for many Millennials and working families due to constraints ranging from tighter credit boxes to diminishing supply of starter homes. At the same time, existing homeowners in struggling areas…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 12

Principles for Mixed Income Housing and Communities

Mixed-income development has long been seen as an important tactic to strengthen neighborhoods and improve prospects for low-income families. Panelists will discuss findings from the latest research on the benefits of mixed-income communities and provide…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 12

The Economics of Inclusionary Development

Inclusionary zoning has become one of the primary policy strategies at the local level for spurring affordable housing development. Balancing the hopes for affordable units with the realities of real estate economics is tricky…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 12

Clean Energy Opportunities in Affordable Housing

As green building has become more mainstream in affordable housing, leading developers and clean energy groups are pushing the envelope on construction to approach, and in some cases achieve, net zero energy use. Others are…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Sep 12

Plenary Luncheon: Building the Inclusive City

While the recent revival of many American cities has been broadly beneficial, growing numbers of people and communities are falling further behind. Cities that create more widely shared prosperity stand to be stronger over the…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Plenary Session
Open to All Attendees