Amplifying New Housing Solutions

Population growth, mass migration, climate change, a global pandemic, and a civil rights movement have pushed cities around the world to rethink how they can provide a more accessible, affordable, safe housing that fosters health, happiness, and community. NewCities’ first virtual event, New Housing Solutions LIVE, aimed to respond to the need for new tools, partnerships, and approaches, to address the housing crisis.

Many bold, innovative, and quality solutions emerged from the exchange between a diverse group of experts and engaged participants. This editorial series seeks to harness the creativity put forward at the event, add pertinent voices to the debate, and preserve the momentum generated from the discussions, taking concepts one step further.

Presented by:
“The Unmet Needs of Housing”
“The Unmet Needs of Housing”
Richard Gerwitz
Managing Director, Co-Head, Citi Community Capital
You Can’t Get There From Here: Moving Beyond Traditional Approaches in Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis
You Can’t Get There From Here: Moving Beyond Traditional Approaches in Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis
Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson
Chief of Economic Development and Neighborhood Services, City of Dallas
Rethinking Space to Increase Affordability and Quality of Life
Rethinking Space to Increase Affordability and Quality of Life
Annie Koo
Associate Director of Housing, Sidewalk Labs
Zoning and Land Use Rules are the Key to Affordability
Zoning and Land Use Rules are the Key to Affordability
Anthony Flint
Senior Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
An Alternative Approach to Creating Affordable-Workforce Housing
An Alternative Approach to Creating Affordable-Workforce Housing
Reed Marill
Principal & Investor, Mākhers Studio, LLC
The Human Aspect of Housing
The Human Aspect of Housing
Daffney Moore
Chief Opportunity Zone Officer, St. Louis Development Corporation


Associate Fellow, Urban Governance, NewCities
Why Single-Family Suburban Housing Will Always Prevail….Unless
Why Single-Family Suburban Housing Will Always Prevail….Unless
Rafi Rich
CEO & Co-founder, SUiTS (Smarter Urban IT & Strategies) and MidCityLabs
Public Housing Redevelopment Without Needing the Word “Gentrification”
Public Housing Redevelopment Without Needing the Word “Gentrification”
Michael C. Threatt
Founder & President/CEO, Corporation to Develop Communities of America, Inc.
Opening Panel: Rethinking Health and Homes After Coronavirus
Opening Panel: Rethinking Health and Homes After Coronavirus
Eugene Jones Atlanta Housing AuthorityRichard GerwitzCiti Community CapitalJacqueline WaggonerEnterprise Community PartnersSasha PerigoFreelance Writer
Spotlight on Texas: America’s Housing Crisis Comes to the Sun Belt
Spotlight on Texas: America’s Housing Crisis Comes to the Sun Belt
Mahesh AiyerCiti Community CapitalSteffen FuchsMcKinsey & CompanyKourtney GarrettDowntown Dallas IncEric JohnsonCity of DallasCatherine CuellarCity of Dallas
Fireside Chat: What’s the Matter with California?
Fireside Chat: What’s the Matter with California?
Jonathan WoetzelMcKinsey Global InstituteConor DoughertyThe New York Times
Panel: Millennials’ Missing Middle
Panel: Millennials’ Missing Middle
Albus BrooksFormer City Councilman DenverIssi RomemMetroSightCraig SauvéCity of MontréalMariela AlfonzoState of Place
Panel: Homes For All? The Future of Public Housing
Panel: Homes For All? The Future of Public Housing
Angela HurlockChicago Housing AuthorityDaffney MooreSt. Louis Development CorporationMaria VassilakouAdvisor and Advocate for CitiesHeather WayUniversity of Texas Austin Law School
Panel: New Forms, New Functions, New Options: How Technology Enables New Models For Housing
Panel: New Forms, New Functions, New Options: How Technology Enables New Models For Housing
Tatiana BilbaoTatiana Bilbao ESTUDIOYonatan CohenMosaicSteffan JonesCanada Mortgage and Housing CorporationAmaury LamarcheENGIEMarianthi TatariUNStudioGreg LindsayNewCities
Panel: The Future of Suburban is… Urban?
Panel: The Future of Suburban is… Urban?
Kristen JeffersThe Black UrbanistElizabeth KneeboneUC BerkeleyJune WilliamsonCity College of New YorkDiana LindArts & Business Council for Greater Philadelphia
Panel: What Happens When the Rent Comes Due?
Panel: What Happens When the Rent Comes Due?
Daryl J. CarterAvanath Capital Management, LLCLeilani FarhaThe ShiftSacajawea HallCooperation JacksonTara RaghuveerHomes Guarantee, People‘s Action, KC TenantsIan VolnerHarper‘s, Wall Street Journal

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