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Join industry leaders at ULI San Francisco’s Housing the Bay Summit (Friday, March 23) as we explore origins and solutions to the Bay Area's housing supply and affordability crisis. Since early 2017, ULI SF has refined the Housing the Bay initiative with industry leaders and partner organizations from throughout the Bay Area. Through working groups, convenings and interactive educational programs, ULI seeks to bring the brightest minds together to foster solutions to the region's housing supply and affordability crisis.

Panels and presentations at the March 23 Summit will focus on innovative solutions in the realms of financing, construction costs, policy, and the public process. Speakers will engage in conversations on lessons learned, successful case studies, and best practices with local Bay Area leaders. The afternoon panel “Director’s Cut: Shaping the Bay Area Cities Through a National Lens” features planning directors from Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose as they share past experiences driving change and taking on the Bay Area’s housing challenges. Joining Libby on this interactive panel are William (Bill) Gilchrist (Oakland Planning Director), Rosalynn Hughey (San Jose Acting Planning Director) and John Rahaim (San Francisco Planning Director). With national perspectives and localized expertise, these planning directors are each developing and implementing strategies to build and preserve more homes, increase housing affordability, and provide the needed infrastructure to make all this possible.

ULI SF's Housing the Bay 2018 Summit takes place Friday, March 23 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Full programming and registration information is available here: https://sf.uli.org/event/housing-the-bay/. Housing the Bay is a ULI SF member-driven initiative to foster innovative solutions to the Bay Area housing crisis in the realms of financing, building costs, policy, and the public process.

(Check out the buzz already generating for the upcoming Summit! Urban Land magazine’s recent article covering the Summit includes interviews with several Summit participants, including Xiomara Cisneros, Michelle Frey, Amit Price Patel and Libby Seifel.)

UPDATE! (March 26): Click here to view the presentation “Director’s Cut: Shaping the Bay Area Cities Through a National Lens”.


As part of a project funded by the California Endowment, the Local Government Commission (LGC) is holding a series of meetings throughout California to discuss innovative funding strategies and local community revitalization strategies.

With access to capital a frequent barrier to realizing a community’s vision, this Friday’s LGC session ”New Funding Strategies to Fuel Smart Growth Successes" will explore innovative strategies for getting projects going. This Friday morning's session features Darin Dinsmore (Founder and CEO at Crowdbrite), Jim Becker (CEO and President at Richmond Community Foundation), Joshua Genser (Board Chair at Richmond Community Foundation) and Libby Seifel

 

UPDATE! LGC’S guidebook “Smart-Growth Money: New Funding Strategies for Community Improvements” is available at this link.

 

“Smart-Growth Money: New Funding Strategies for Community Improvements” explores funding tools and strategies to help local leaders identify funding sources and manage limited dollars to achieve community goals. The report includes case studies featuring innovative ways to successfully navigate financial hurdles. For more information, visit http://www.lgc.org/new-funding-strategies-guidebook

 

LGC works to build livable communities and local leadership by connecting leaders via innovative programs and network opportunities. More on LGC's is available here.