Letter from the Chairs
In case any of you missed our previous letter, I’d like to introduce my colleague, Rob Parker, and myself as the Co-Chairs of ASLA’s Housing and Community Design Professional Practice Network. This PPN had been fairly dormant for a while, but we know there are many of you who share our joys and frustrations, and challenges and triumphs in the community design realm.
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Incentives to Create More Affordable Housing
Although the recent decline in residential housing values has resulted in more affordable housing, most low and moderate income households are still priced out of the homeownership market, particularly in more expensive housing markets such as the Los Angeles metro area.
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Urban Redevelopment and Infill Development: Challenges and Opportunities
Our firm has always dealt primarily with urban redevelopment and infill development, so the trend toward these improvements is actually good for us! We also feel that this dovetails nicely with the advancement of SmartGrowth initiatives and helps provide the kind of conveniently located workforce housing that is lacking in so many urban centers.
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Is It the End of Large Scale Master-Planned Development?
Over the past few years, we have all seen a significant decrease in the number of large scale master-planned communities—those that lay out hundreds of acres of land for development over a long term. On the flip side, there has been a marked increase in small scale developments and infill projects, including affordable housing, active adult and assisted living communities, and fractional ownership dwellings.
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Baby Boomers and Retirement: What Housing Options Lie Ahead?
Today’s adults who are approaching their retirement years have a range of expectations that are considerably broader than their parents or certainly their grandparents. But with those expectations come a number of dynamic conditions that affect their decisions regarding the timing of retirement and where they will live.
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Letter from the Chairs
Incentives to Create More Affordable Housing
Urban Redevelopment and Infill Development: Challenges and Opportunities
Is It the End of Large Scale Master-Planned Development?
Baby Boomers and Retirement: What Housing Options Lie Ahead?
 

 

Chair position open. If interested in this leadership opportunity, please contact Professional Practice Coordinator Alexandra Hay.