The Role of Housing in Creating Vibrant Urban Communities

February 21, 2024 10:00am – 11:15am (GMT-06:00) Central Time Hilton Austin, Governor's Salon D, Floor 4 Concurrent Session
It’s everywhere in the news; downtowns are suffering. As the pandemic disrupted in-person office culture, less foot traffic in these areas has negatively impacted retail, small businesses, public space, transportation, and public safety. However, the focus has been on office-to-residential and other anchors to bring people back downtown. This panel will instead focus on the opportunity for affordable and mixed-income housing to reshape their communities and provide economic mobility for their residents. With the right place-based strategies and intentional community partnerships, housing developments can be a platform for a community’s soul and provide downtowns and urban centers with a new identity. Speakers will share strategies for leveraging mixed-income housing developments to create great places with amenities and economic opportunities, for residents and visitors alike.
This session is eligible for 1.25 AICP credits. Sign-in sheets will be available at the conference.