The American Dream: a single family home with a picket fence, a porch and a swing hanging from the tree out front.
But even those of us who can live the dream today have to wonder whether our children and theirs will be able to afford the luxury of a lawn.
Against this backdrop the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce will hold its next San Leandro By Design conference on Wednesday, September 19, from 8-11 am at the Lecture Hall of the Main Library.
The forum titled Innovations in Housing Forum will provoke conversation about the shape of things to come.
According to Chamber of Commerce president Gaye Quinn, leaders in housing innovations will challenge our typical thinking about how we build housing in communities like San Leandro.
The speakers include:
- Patrick Kennedy of Panoramic Interests, who just built a community in San Francisco's South of Market district with 300 s.f. apartments and NO parking – except for bicycles.
- Architect and Author Tom Dolan, who just published the definitive book on Live Work/Zero Commute Homes, will talk about Live Work Districts.
- Shilpa Sankaran, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing for ZETA Communities, an internationally-recognized builder of efficiently produced Net Zero Energy Modular Buildings.
- Katie McCamant, President of CoHousing Partners and a nationally recognized architect committed to sustainable design, cohousing, affordable housing, urban planning, and childcare facilities.
Prepaid registration is required. The fee is $40. Click here for more information and to register online, or call the San Leandro Chamber office at 510-317-1400.