The conversation shared below was part of the YIMBYtown 2022 conference, cohosted by Sightline Institute and Portland: Neighbors Welcome.*

Annie Fryman, with Bay Area company Adobu (screenshot from video of session). 

Annie Fryman, with Bay Area company Adobu (screenshot from video of session).

From cottage clusters to tiny houses on wheels, as well as all sorts of new streamlined ways to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs), recent legislation passing in states across the US has given developers the go-ahead to find new ways to provide affordable housing solutions to help address the housing shortage.

This panel features four professionals with experience navigating the policies to build new ADUs and other innovative forms of urban infill housing. Kate Macfarlane from Sightline moderated the discussion:

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    *YIMBYtown 2022 occurred April 11–13 in Portland, Oregon, the fourth annual gathering (after some COVID delays) of “Yes in My Back Yard” (YIMBY) community leaders, organizers, planners, policymakers, educators, and housing providers eager to share resources and strategies for building more affordable, sustainable, and equitable communities.