Join us! Wednesday Evening, February 7th 7:00-8:30pm

Davis Community Chambers 23 Russell Blvd. Davis

David Garcia, Policy Director at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation

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The Davis Futures Forum is honored to present the next world class speaker, David Garcia, Policy Director at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation, in its series featuring experts on the cutting edge.

Garcia will present background on the problem of housing affordability and describe some ways other communities have addressed the need for more affordable housing.

Housing is at the top of the agenda as our City updates its long-range general plan, first with the downtown area plan, and next year with the housing element. Policies and actions will be incremental but cumulatively will describe the texture of Davis for the next 50 years.

We need to accommodate the lifestyles and economics of students, families, new households, millennials, seniors, and empty nesters—while retaining what’s good about our community.

And, of course, affordability is at the center of this discussion. Plans need to consider what renters and buyers can afford while taking into account the cost of building in Davis.

Garcia is recognized as an innovator on housing policy and leads the Terner Center’s engagement in local, state and federal housing policy in support of research-driven policy ideas, proposals, and papers.

Garcia’s presentation will be followed by a panel of local leaders and activists responding to Garcia’s ideas and their relevance to Davis.

The Wednesday Feb 7th event will be at 7pm at Davis Community Chambers, located in the building behind City Hall at 23 Russell Blvd.

The previous two Davis Futures Forum events nearly sold out. Reserve your free ticket at Eventbrite.

The Davis Futures Forum is a City/University/ Community partnership that brings nationally known speakers to Davis. Our goal is to prime the pump with new ideas about how we can better achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability on a local level.

The Davis Futures Forum is a working group of the Cool Davis Coalition.

Click here more information about how to become a Cool Davis Partner, form a working group, or join the Coalition.

To date, Futures Forum speakers and topics have included:

Joe Minicozzi (Revenue Optimization thru Land Use)

Chuck Mahron (Strong Towns for Sustainability)

Daniel Parolek (Form Based Code as a tool to sustain community feel)

Robert Liberty (Revitalization of Portland OR. thru infill)

Dan Zack (Revitalizing Downtown Redwood City)

Jeff Tumlin (Parking Comedy Show “Free” Storage of Cars is an Oxymoron)

James Corless (Transportation Innovation and Davis’s Future)

Check out the Futures Forum web page for videos of past speakers and articles.