In June, Virginia DHCD welcomed Jenifer Acosta (left), Allison Quinlan (middle) and Bernice Radle (right) to discuss small-scale, incremental development and how communities can provide middle housing that’s much needed and will last and be loved for generations. Click here to check out the webinar recording and learn more about why housing is a critical topic and component of any place.
June’s educational webinar sought to help participants understand how to build and offer housing in new and exciting ways, while balancing design, affordability and human scale. As senior faculty of the Incremental Development Alliance, founders of the Power of Cute podcast and contributing members of Proud Places, our guest speakers were the perfect changemakers to help participants discover what’s possible! Here’s a few resources they recommended viewing:
“To be honest, the Incremental Development Alliance is such a great resource and the best guide for someone starting out. I became faculty for the organization because their training is exactly what I wish I’d had when I began. Additionally, it can offer a new perspective to public administrators because the economic development world can be so driven for big catalytic work that we forget how powerful a local person with a dream can be when they have the skills and are empowered.” – Jenifer Acosta
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As we focus on helping communities embrace new development approaches, DHCD was excited to welcome Tiffanie Robinson (left), President and CEO of Lamp Post Properties. She shared how communities can make it easy for newcomers to “try them on for size” and the innovative strategy of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s The Tomorrow Building, a model that’s being explored by other cities that are eager to attract / retain a talented workforce and create community vitality. Click here to listen!
“We work hard to integrate residents in the community of the building, but we also work to connect them with what’s happening in the community.” – Tiffanie Robertson
Click here to learn more about The Tomorrow Building and its unique concept!
Download the Ecosystems Workbook to reflect on the future you would like to see for your community, identify session ideas that rise to today’s needs and develop a path forward. You can also learn more about upcoming sessions!
Educational Webinar | Speaker: Kevin Byrd | July 14, 2021 | Register Here
Inspirational Podcast | Speaker: Becca Robinson | July 19, 2021 | Listen Here