Solving San Diego’s housing crisis is going to require creative thinking and input from many different groups – neighborhood residents, experts in planning, and elected officials, just to name a few.
To that end, the San Diego Architectural Foundation, the AIA and Housing You Matters have banded together to create a year of events to study housing in San Diego and create a dialogue about how we can accommodate projected growth while maintaining the character of our neighborhoods and our quality of life. Dubbed Housing San Diego’s Future, programming includes presentations, workshops, and charrettes over the course of the year.
Next up in the Housing San Diego’s Future series is the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Context Vol. 4: Neighborhoods 2027. This event will explore how well-designed, denser neighborhoods can improve the economic and environmental prospects for all San Diegans.
Context Vol. 4, is scheduled for 3 p.m. on June 6 at Green Acre Campus Pointe. The event starts with free architecture and urban design exhibitions highlighting more than 60 exhibits from leading area architecture and design schools. Additionally, winners of the Urban Land Institute Healthy Places Awards and the San Diego Housing Federation Ruby Awards will be displayed.
Also during Part I, several speakers will begin the conversation about innovative ways to build denser communities and improve the economic vitality of our region. These presenters include Kate Goodson, Principal of POP/ARCH, Dr. Bruce Appleyard, Assistant Professor of City Planning and Urban Design at San Diego State University, and Nancy Graham, Senior Planner at the City of San Diego.
Context Vol. 4 will continue with a paid program featuring keynote speaker Vishaan Chakrabarti, author of A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. Attendees can also look forward to hearing from David Baker of dB Architects, Christopher Bledsoe of Ollie Co-Living, Sarah Dunn of Urban Lab, and Kevin Wronske with Heyday Partnership.
For more information, or to purchase tickets to Part II, please visit http://sdarchitecture.org/program/context/. For more information about other Housing San Diego’s Future events, go to http://housingsandiegosfuture.org/.