The Spokane University District Development Association (UDDA) and AIA Spokane are pleased to announce a partnership exploring the many facets of urban development. The partnership’s First Annual Innovative Urbanism Symposium (IUS) will focus on innovations in housing.
Housing is a pressing problem facing the entire country. According to the National Association of Realtors, active listings for homes nationwide are down 22% with inventories in December of 2022 at the lowest level ever recorded. Since 2008, growth in the nationwide housing inventory has seen a steady decline which has created an estimated housing gap of 5.5 million to 6.8 million housing units in the US (there were 1.6 million new construction housing starts in 2021).
In this first Symposium, we will ask and discuss how we can address the growing gap in a thoughtful, innovative, and equitable manner?
The program will feature regional experts in the economics of housing, the ecology of housing, community-informed housing design, and innovations in ownership and affordability.