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Sustainability Events

Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis with Community Land Trusts

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Stephanie Brewer

  • Executive Director, Newtown CDC

Owning a home helps families build wealth, improves childhood health and educational attainment, and stabilizes neighborhoods. But home prices in the Phoenix metro area lie outside the reach of many working families. So how do we create more affordable housing? One of the most effective and sustainable approaches is through...

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The Affordable City

Thursday, October 29, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Shane Phillips

  • Staff Researcher, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies,
  • University of California-Los Angeles

Shane Phillips is an urban planner and policy expert, currently leading the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and teaching public policy as an adjunct instructor at USC. Phillips previously served as director of public policy for Central City Association, a Downtown LA business advocacy organization. He writes a popular...

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Gray to Green Communities: A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises

Thursday, December 9, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Dana Bourland

  • Vice President of the Environment Program, JPB Foundation

US cities are facing the joint challenge of the climate crisis and the lack of housing that is affordable and healthy. In her new book, Gray to Green Communities, affordable-housing expert Dana Bourland argues that we need to move away from a gray housing model to...

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