Design Community Perspectives on Small-Lot Developments:
Creating a Sustainable, Neighborhood Responsive, and Economically Viable Housing Typology
In 2005 the City of Los Angeles created the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance to meet the growing need for new housing and lower the barrier to home ownership in the city. By introducing compact single-family housing types on smaller-sized lots, the Ordinance was intended to encourage moderate residential density as a strategy for infill development based on smart growth principles. Now, nearly a decade later, what are the results of the Ordinance, and has it met its goals? What has worked and where does some of the work remain to reach these goals?
Architects Ric Abramson AIA and Derek Ryder will make a presentation (to be followed by a discussion) on the first decade of the Ordinance, and identify design-based opportunities that may be worth further study in order to achieve sustainable, situational and outcome-based solutions that embody smart growth principles and address socio-economic needs.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7pm.
Take Metro to 7th Street/Metro Center Station.
Multiple public parking structures are available. Parking link.
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AIA|LA Urban Design Committee
The AIA Los Angeles Urban Design Committee (UDC) serves as an advocacy group supporting legislative initiatives and public and private investments that improve urban design in Los Angeles. The committee has monthly information meetings and initiates workshops and programs to address a variety of current urban design issues.