Infinite Earth Radio – weekly conversations with leaders building smarter, more sustainable, and equitable communities
About This Show
Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone.
You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.
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055: Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis
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Topic: What’s Driving the Affordability Problem In This Episode: 01:53 Mike shares how to register for the 2017 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. 02:04 Mike describes the Infinite Earth Lab program and how to register to be involved. 03:00 Jeff Bellisario is introduced. 03:21 Shannon Peloquin is introduced. 03:51 Jeff reflects on what he finds so compelling about community development. 06:06 Shannon shares how affordable housing and community development motivate her. 07:49 Jeff conveys how significant the affordability problem is in the San Francisco Bay Area. 09:39 Shannon also states how significant the affordability problem is in the San Francisco Bay Area. 11:25 Jeff addresses the drivers of the affordability problem. 13:13 Shannon gives her perspective of what’s driving the affordability problem. 14:13 Jeff discusses the population of San Francisco and job growth in that area. 16:26 Shannon supplies her thoughts of what San Francisco needs to do to alleviate the housing affordability crisis. 18:39 Jeff weighs in with his opinion of what San Francisco needs to do to alleviate the housing affordability crisis. 19:52 Shannon discusses financial incentives to create commercial development. 22:46 Jeff adds to the discussion of financial incentives. 23:30 Shannon describes what’s currently happening in the San Francisco Bay Area to create housing. 24:24 Shannon mentions if there have been any housing-shortage studies done in the Bay Area. 25:19 Jeff contributes to the topic of housing-shortage studies. 26:20 Shannon identifies what needs to happen to make progress on the affordable housing issue. 28:19 Jeff tells his thoughts on what needs to happen to make progress on the affordable housing issue. Guests/Organizations: Jeff Bellisario is a Research Manager for the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. He supports a wide range of Institute research through project management, research design, and analysis. His research interests lie at the intersection of community development and finance, and his past projects include analyses of Bay Area housing programs, public-private partnerships for infrastructure, and the economic impacts of transportation investments. Prior to joining the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, Jeff worked in Chicago in various portfolio management and investment ana
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Thought provoking, timely topics
With elections bearing down on us, it's easy to get discouraged about the future. This podcast reminds us that there are passionate people working at the local level to build strong communities. Smart urban planning, green energy, food resource management - not pipe dreams but workable plans for real cities.
Date published: 2016-02-26