Housing Land Advocates’ annual conference: save the date!

Date: February 13, 2023
Categories: Events

Housing Land Advocates’ annual conference is coming up on Friday, March 3rd. This year’s theme is “Oregon Land Use: The Next 50 Years”:

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Oregon’s landmark statewide planning law, Senate Bill 100. While it is in many ways as groundbreaking as ever, it also faces major crises such as affordable housing shortages, homelessness, and climate disasters. Housing Land Advocates (HLA) invites you to our 14th annual conference, where we will reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the next 50 years of land use planning in Oregon. Panelists will discuss current and future reforms in housing production, design, equity, and resiliency. Join the conversation about how we meet the goals of Senate Bill 100 and how to rethink Oregon land use for the next half century.

–Housing Land Advocates’ annual conference event page

Winterbrook Planning is sponsoring the event, and our very own Ben Schonberger  will be moderating a panel on System Development Changes:

How do System Development Charges (SDCs) affect the cost and production of housing? What are variations between jurisdictions, and how do these drive development decisions? What are the overall trends in Oregon? Can SDCs be tailored so as not to deter affordable housing projects? A recently-issued state government report will provide a jumping-off point, panelists will include a housing developer and a local planning official.

You can read more about event and register on the HLA annual conference event page, and you can learn more about the other Winterbrook Planning attendees (Jesse Winterowd, AICP, PMP; Grace Coffey, AICP; Amanda Philip; Jaime Crawford) on the “Our Team” page. Hope to see you there!