International Builders' Show
February 9-11, 2021
Orlando, FL
FEB 9-11, 2021

Pockets of Community: Planning Smart, Building Small & Living Large

Thursday, February 21 | 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Location: LVCC - South 232

Registration Type: IBS Full Registration or 1-Day Education Registration

Format: Building Knowledge SessionMore Info

Level of Content: NoviceMore Info

Who Should Attend: Land Development, Multifamily Builders and Developers, Designers, Architects, Engineers and Planners

Track: Design & Community Planning

What It's About:

This session highlights a mix of creative multi-unit solutions to bridge the gap in scale and density between single-family and multifamily, and brings together two current trends in home building and urban planning circles—the "missing-middle" and "pocket neighborhoods." These small residential ensembles are more than the sum of their parts; they are unique examples of infill developments where small units and shared amenity spaces add value to both the new dwellings and existing nearby properties. Intricately combining and connecting townhouses, bungalows, courtyard homes and multi-plex units around landscaped enclosures, these communities go beyond providing housing and contribute to a more walkable, social context.

What You'll Learn:

  • Learn the application of urban design techniques to compact housing solutions.
  • Understand the power of multi-unit development strategies to help navigate the often contentious transitions from single-family to higher densities.
  • Explore the adaptability of these pocket techniques to creatively address a wide range of market segments—from the cost-conscious to the affluent empty nest and second home buyer.
  • Learn ways to rethink the concept of multifamily amenity features and spaces.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA - 1.0 LU|HSW Hour(s)

AIA CES Credit Eligible  AIA CES Credit Eligible:

NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

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