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Tuesday, August 29 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Attractive and Sustainable Design for Affordable Housing

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Many residents often live near or drive by affordable housing without realizing the housing is affordable.  This is due to the attractive building design and landscaping. This session focuses on the critical role of design in addressing NIMBY opposition, as well as project feasibility, addressing resident needs, energy efficiency and sustainable operations. A panel of architects will share real examples of how design is utilized to address all of these issues and contribute to the successful development of housing that is affordable.

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Stephen Bender

Program Director, UF CityLab-Orlando, University of Florida
Stephen Bender is Instructional Associate Professor at University of Florida Citylab-Orlando, where he teaches graduate architecture with a focus on revitalizing neighborhoods through design. As a program with an emphasis on urbanism, especially concerning Florida cities, Citylab... Read More →
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Diana Giraldo

Green Building, Architect, Community Development Reimagined
Diana Giraldo, M.S. is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Community Development Reimagined, a minority, woman-owned consulting firm dedicated to sustainable development solutions, green building certifications, sustainability, and resiliency plans.Diana holds a Bachelor of... Read More →
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Brian Hammond

Director of Architecture – Design Studio, BDG Architects
Brian Hammond, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP Director of Architecture for The Design Studio is a panelist for the upcoming FHC – 36th annual Affordable Housing Conference. We are excited to have our affordable housing expert, Brian, share his experience with affordable housing projects... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
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