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Past Webinar: Converting Commercial Lands to Housing: Potential Impact and Promising Models

Commercial land is ubiquitous throughout California, but can repurposing these areas for housing make meaningful progress towards the state’s housing production goals?

This webinar hosted by the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley discusses findings from recent work on commercial to residential conversions.

California Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency Lourdes M. Castro Ramírez gives the opening keynote remarks. Terner Center Affiliate Dr. Issi Romem offers a presentation of the paper findings. Terner Center Managing Director Ben Metcalf then moderates a panel discussion, featuring:

  • Elliot Kwon, College of Environmental Design
  • Tom Pace, City of Sacramento
  • Andrew Cussen, Regency Centers
  • Diana Jahns, Photographer/Artist and Resident of Warehouse Artist Lofts, Sacramento

Watch the full recording here.

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