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Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit

Cascadia Green Building Council

Friday, October 26, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Registration   more info Ended $95.00 $0.00
Cascadia Members   more info Ended $70.00 $0.00
EcoDistrict Discount   more info Ended $70.00 $0.00
Student Discount   more info Ended $35.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Smart developers from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC are proving that small homes can be big business.  With the era of sprawling development and supersized houses passing, in-fill models of development on urban lots present major opportunities for the future.  There is an unstoppable demographic shift toward smaller households that demands a new product – one that is efficient, affordable, and flexible.  

The 2012 Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit will gather leaders in the development, real estate, building and design sector from across the bioregion for an intensive day of inspiration, project case studies and peer-to-peer learning. Industry professionals will see innovative designs and learn about the financial success stories emerging across our area. 

Learn about:
- Financing the small house

- Emerging trends in urban development

- Accessory Dwelling Units

- Demographic shifts & market demand

- Innovative, space-efficient design          

- How to identify your next buyer

*For full agenda, please click here.
*Opportunity to earn AIA and LEED AP continuing education credit available

Living Large by Building Small: Waking Up to Leading Edge Trends in Housing and Community
Ross Chapin is author of Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World, winner of the Nautilus Book Award and listed on Planetizen’s 2012 Top 10 Books for Urban Planning and Design. Ross’s work and ideas have been featured in the USA Today, AARP Bulletin, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Toronto Globe & Mail, Forbes, Architectural Record, Builder Magazine, Planning Magazine, and more than 30 books, including Solving Sprawl, Superbia, Housing for Niche Markets, and Sarah Susanka’s Not So Big House series.

Cascadia Green Building Council and Metro Regional Government invite your help to make this important one-day housing summit a success. 

Build Small | Live Large is running in conjunction with the 2012 EcoDistricts Summit, one of the world's premier conferences on urban sustainability. Check out the EcoDistricts Summit website at

Porltand Provides alternative transportaiton to Build Small
MAX: From the city center
, Board Max Yellow or Green Line towards City Center/PSU.  Exit at PSU/SW 5th & Mill Street max station. Walk north west 2 blocks to Smith Center.

Streetcar:  From Northbound, take Streetcar towards PSU to SW 5th & Market. From Southbound, take Streetcar towards NW 23rd to PSU Urban Center. Walk southwest to SW Broadway.
Bus: The Trimet bus mall runs on SW 5th and 6th Aves, just east of SW Broadway.

Have questions about Build Small | Live Large Housing Summit? Contact Cascadia Green Building Council

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