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Webinar: Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis (7/28)

Across the country, people are looking for housing options that shape affordable, walkable, and desirable neighborhoods.

Daniel Parolek inspired a new movement for housing choice in 2010 when he coined the term “Missing Middle Housing,” a transformative concept that highlights a way to provide more housing and housing choices in sustainable, walkable places.  This housing type includes a range of house-scale building with multiple units compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes.

Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, July 28, when Parolek, author of the new book, Missing Middle Housing, illustrates how these housing types, when designed well, can be a powerful tool to create the communities that people both want and can afford.


Daniel Parolek, Architect, Urbanist, Author & Strategic Advisor: Created the Concept of Missing Middle Housing and Wrote the Definitive Book on Form-Based Coding (Zoning Reform for Urban Places)

Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
1:00 p.m. EDT
Eligible for 1.5 AICP CM (Live Viewing Only)

Register here

Daniel Parolek is a nationally recognized leader in architecture, design, and urban planning, specifically in terms of creating livable, sustainable communities and buildings that reinforce them. Since establishing himself early in his career as an expert in these fields, he has won national competitions and awards recognizing his work and is often asked to contribute to publications and resources. He has helped found several nonprofit planning and architecture organizations, he regularly speaks at national conferences, and his projects have been featured in numerous publications. His strong interest in diverse building types, at different scales that bridge architecture and urban planning, drove his desire to start Opticos in 2000.

The views expressed by speakers in this webinar are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of the Maryland Department of Planning or the State of Maryland.