Innovations to Address the Housing Crisis


Rail~Volution 2019

Vancouver, BC


Emily Hagen

Date & Time:

09.11.2019 | 9:30am–11:00am

Beautiful, well-designed housing units within transit-oriented development projects should be affordable to own and serve to improve the health and sustainability of our communities and the environment. Ownership is a powerful tool to stem displacement by gentrification, especially in communities of color in our urban cores.

Join Mithun associate Emily Hagen for “Innovations to Address the Housing Crisis: Community Development and Financing” to explore how a three-part solution—TOD, new sustainable building technology and ownership—draws from multiple sectors to create a unique and relatively immediate outcome for at-risk communities. Learn how combining green building technology (cross-laminated timber), with co-op ownership financing tools is stemming displacement. Discover how smart urban growth can stimulate rural economic growth, break cycles of poverty and reduce the carbon footprint of development. Innovative, equitable, sustainable ideas x 3.

Emily’s co-presenters are Rainier Beach Action Coalition managing strategist Gregory Davis and City of Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards. This session will be moderated by Forterra vice president of real estate transactions Tobias Levey.

Date Posted: 09.11.2019