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Planning Board Speaker Series, “Housing Conversation: From Research to Reality”

Montgomery Planning Board Speaker Series

The Montgomery County Planning Board is co-sponsoring a three-part Speaker Series, “Housing Conversation: From Research to Reality,” to be held in July, September, and October 2024 in partnership with the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland, College Park. The conversations with national and local experts and thought leaders will focus on the latest innovations, trends, and what’s working to increase housing options and affordability in neighborhoods across the country. 

All sessions are open to the public and will be held in the M-NCPPC Wheaton Headquarters Second Floor Auditorium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They will also be livestreamed on the Planning Board website and made available on-demand. The sessions will include a presentation and discussion as well as a time for questions and answers.

September 19

A Tale from our Partners: Lessons learned from the trenches 

As a follow up to the July session, the panel discussed various ways localities are addressing housing supply shortages. But how have they worked in practice? As jurisdictions across the country embark on plans to increase housing supply, this session will examine lessons learned from agencies that have already implemented attainable housing strategies. Hear from representatives from Oregon and St. Paul, MN on their initiatives over the past five years to encourage more housing development. They’ll talk about what worked, what didn’t work, what they would do differently, and what advice they have to offer.

Panel:
Emma Brown, Senior City Planner, St. Paul, Minnesota Department of Planning and Economic Development
Mari Valencia Aguilar, Senior Housing Planner, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development