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Housing: Policy for the Architect Advocate—Implementing the Missing MIddle

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    Free for BSA members, $10 General admission. Learn more about membership options here.

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    1 LU AIA continuing education credit available

Please join us for a conversation with Tony Perez, Senior Associate at Opticos Design Inc., on enabling and implementing Missing Middle Housing (MMH). A transformative concept coined by architect and planner, Daniel Parolek, Missing Middle Housing highlights the need of diverse, affordable housing choices in sustainable, walkable places.

In this session you will hear more about integrating MMH in specific plans and zoning rewrites to remove barriers and encourage alternative housing typologies. In addition, Tony would be able to speak to his experiences working with private developers on finding the right sites, strengths and limitations of pattern books, and collaborating with municipal planners who often face the headwinds of community resistance against zoning changes.

Speaker Bio: Tony Perez
With 33 years of experience—12 as a public sector planner and the past 21 as a consulting professional writing Form-Based Codes—Tony Perez translates policy direction into clear and implementable development standards that deliver walkable places.

A leader in advancing the practice of Form-Based Coding, Tony is on this year’s Driehaus Award Jury and is a board member of the Form-Based Codes Institute. As an FBCI instructor, Tony enjoys working with public sector planners across the U.S. to train them in using and explaining Form-Based Codes. Tony teaches Form-Based Planning and Zoning at Cal Poly Pomona University. Tony is from the California Delta town of Isleton and lives with his family in Camarillo, CA.