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Friday, October 16 • 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Striving for Housing Justice LIMITED

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Design and Development Strategies for Creating Well Designed, Healthy and Affordable Housing

Design has the capacity to help create a healthier, equitable and just world. This seminar will focus on both the design and the development of high quality affordable green housing. The speakers will examine the relationship between creating well designed green housing, the health benefits and strategies for securing the funding to achieve these goals.

Increasingly, affordable housing funding goes to projects that demonstrate highly sustainable planning strategies such as green buildings, quality urban design, transportation choices, and community benefits.
There is a need for architects to have a greater understanding of the integrated strategies that are required to both design and assist their clients with funding the development of this building type.

The Affordable Housing Design Advisor describes providing affordable housing as different from most other forms of real estate development. “The process typically involves community and resident participation in ways that for-profit developments may not. It can also be highly politicized, especially if NIMBY (“not in my back yard”) attitudes are present. Sites can also be problematic. Regulations can be tortuous. And budgets are always too low.”

Examples from real-world projects will be used to illustrate the specific understanding and special skills required by a design team to create well designed, healthy and affordable housing.


Tim Bolding

Tim Bolding has over 30 years of experience in affordable housing. Tim Bolding is the founding Executive director of United Housing, Inc. (UHI). United Housing is a nonprofit affordable housing agency that serves the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and West Tennessee. UHI targets its services to families that are under served by the traditional homeownership industry. During his tenure at UHI, the organization has grown from a department of the... Read More →
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Jimmie Tucker

Managing Principal, Self +Tucker Architects
Jimmie Tucker has passionately combined a distinguished career as an architect, educator and community development advocate. He is an award-winning planner and designer. The team led by Jimmie recently received a highly competitive Our Town Grant to do research and further develop the Master Plan for the Memphis Heritage Trail. Jimmie is Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Self + Tucker Architects, as well as, an Adjunct Instructor of... Read More →

Friday October 16, 2015 2:55pm - 3:55pm
03 - Rhythms Sheraton Hotel
  • CEU Hours 1