Urban Innovation and Impact Initiative

Roger Sherman, FAIA leads the Permanent Supportive and Affordable Housing Initiative—colloquially known as The Stone Soup Group–at Gensler LA. Since joining Gensler, he has authored affordable and supportive housing projects throughout Los Angeles, for for-profit and non-profit clients including Skid Row Housing Trust, Clifford Beers, Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, United Way, SOLA Impact, Dignity Moves, Logos Faith-based Development and City of LA. His project “Urban Awning” won a coveted PA Award from Architecture Magazine and a World-Changing Ideas Award from Fast Company in 2021.

A solo practitioner for 25+ years prior to joining Gensler, Roger’s work has been featured at TEDx and MoMA, in Newsweek and Fast Company and on CNN, and at the Venice and Rotterdam Architecture Biennales. Roger is a former Co-founder of cityLAB, an urban design thinktank at UCLA, where he is also an Adjunct Professor. A Senior Fellow at UToronto’s Global Cities Institute and at the NewCities Foundation, he is author of 3 books, including “LA Under the Influence: The Hidden Logic of Urban Property”, “RE American Dream: New Housing Prototypes for Los Angeles”. A former Harvard Wheelwright Fellow, he has taught and lectured widely, including at ASU, Harvard, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Michigan and Syracuse universities.

Speaking at the Following:

Feb 20

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

A Balancing Act – Leveraging Decarbonization to Create & Protect Housing Affordability

3:45pm – 5:00pm
Hilton Austin, Room 406, Floor 4

Climate change and housing affordability are two primary challenges that communities and the real estate industry are facing nationally. The pressure to create new housing supply as well as retrofit older, affordable housing combined with the increased demand for electrification and its infrastructure can appear daunting, but there are approaches that can prioritize both. Learn from seasoned professionals on innovative strategies to decarbonize our housing without sacrificing affordability. This session is eligible for 1.25 AICP credits. Sign-in sheets will be available at the conference.