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Filling the Gap: Affordable Housing Crisis Through Design

August 15, 2019, 5 to 7 p.m. CST
Metropolitan Planning Council


Two different design competitions were launched in 2018 to create innovative, sustainable, and dynamic prototypes for new infill homes. The Chicago Housing Taskforce—a collaborative group of organizations invested in housing equity—launched Disruptive Design: New Solutions for Homeownership to create affordable, replicable, and wealth-building single-family or owner-occupied two-flat homes in Chicago; the Congress for New Urbanism launched their Missing Middle competition to create high-quality and cost-effective housing for the middle market between the scale of single-family homes and mid-rise apartments for urban, suburban, or mid-sized downstate sites.

Join us for a riveting panel conversation with representatives from and winners of both housing design competitions. Attendees will have a chance to peruse winning submissions and hear from the architects how they tackled the monumental challenge.

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