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WE14EM - Housing the Workforce - Sustainable & Communal Urban Living (BSA EPNet recommends)

Wednesday, November 8 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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The United Nations projected that by 2050 more than 66% of the world's population will live in urban areas. In Boston, the population has continued to grow, with an increase in diversity racially and ethnically. As the market for luxury housing is approaching saturation, we have not found many viable models of affordable workforce housing for our cities.
"Communal Compact Urban Living" introduces a potential solution to this housing problem: it lowers rental cost by decreasing individual living spaces, and encourages community-building by providing social spaces that are consciously designed to enrich the urban-living experience. Aided by a few simple design strategies, small living spaces are not only enjoyable to live in, but environmentally sustainable as well. Outside of individual spaces, well-designed and well-programmed housing amenities can greatly contribute to meaningful social interactions, something highly desired in our densifying cities.


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Event Type: Emerging Professionals Pricing > Session


 

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