Missing Middle Housing: Addressing Unmet Demand for Housing Choice

This webinar replay is FREE for Multifamily Council members, Housing Credit Group Members (HCG Complimentary Member, HCG Builder Member, HCG Associate Member, and HCG Steering Committee Member) until December 31, 2019. Log in to http://nahb.org with your regular username and password, and the webinar price will be "$0" when added to your cart.

How can we make more affordable and accessible housing available to more people of all ages, abilities, incomes and backgrounds in thriving and connected neighborhoods? With demand for walkable living options on the rise, duplexes, fourplexes and courtyard apartments have become an increasingly important part of livable communities nationwide. Missing Middle Housing is a transformative concept that highlights the need for diverse, affordable housing choices in sustainable, walkable places.

In our Missing Middle Housing: Addressing Unmet Demand for Housing Choice webinar, Daniel Parolek, founder of Opticos Design and the country’s foremost expert on Missing Middle Housing, will explain, illustrate and compare examples of Missing Middle Housing, and demonstrate how communities far and wide have effectively begun using the concept to build momentum for livable communities, while addressing important issues such as housing affordability, housing choice and neighborhood compatibility along the way.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Illustrate the Missing Middle Housing types and shared design characteristics among these types.
  • Discuss the zoning and other regulatory barriers to building new Missing Middle Housing types.
  • Interpret the integration of Missing Middle types into existing neighborhoods and discuss how new zoning and parking standards can impact your community.

NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, September 10. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, September 10. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

Daniel Parolek

AIA, Founder & Principal, Opticos Design

Dan’s passion for helping people design and plan better communities began with his small-town upbringing in Columbus, Nebraska, which inspired a lifelong interest in studying American towns and how they work best. He is the driving force behind the movement for “Missing Middle Housing,” a term he coined in 2010, which has been covered by The Washington PostProfessional BuilderNextCityOn Common Ground (National Association of Realtors)Planetizen and AARP.

Dan has a deep understanding of the collaborative process that goes into designing and building communities and towns, and has a long track record of successful partnerships on projects ranging from small infill to large master plans. He is particularly focused on developing housing that meets the needs of a changing demographic audience and allowing builders and developers to target their projects for the widest possible range of buyers.

In addition, as an international expert in Form-Based Coding, Dan is a sought-after partner in bringing place-based thinking to zoning. He is a founding board member of the Form-Based Codes Institute and co-author of the seminal book: Form Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers.



Missing Middle Housing: Housing Types to Address the Unmet Demand for Housing Choice
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1.00 Continuing Education credit  |  Certificate available
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