homelessness is a very complex problem that many people in many cities are trying to solve
Showing live from The Mainstage of The Virtual VR Village:
Skid Grow is a visionary neighborhood redevelopment proposal to transform the 50-block, 60-acre neighborhood of Skid Row, currently the epic-center of the Los Angeles homelessness crisis with 10,000 people sleeping on the streets, into a mixed-income neighborhood housing all 10,000 people currently unhoused in the area, in addition to 40,000 more residents across 26,000 new housing units. The proposed redeveloped neighborhood plan reimagines an area currently improved with one-story warehouses and parking lots into a high density, six-story village, with an interconnected roof-top garden, luxury, middle income, and permanent supportive housing, along with new, much needed gathering spaces and neighborhood amenities.
Proposed and presented by Los Angeles-based architect, Adam Sokol, Founder and Principal of ASAP (Adam Sokol Architecture Practice). Presented as part of The Essential Housing Campaign, a community-building campaign, led by The Housing Innovation Collaborative, to build more housing for our essential workers in the communities they serve, in Los Angeles and beyond.
ways to make building more affordable with 100 year sustainability BIM AND NET ZERO: https://eeba.org/can-bim-grease-the-path-to-zero
HOW TO FIND A GOOD CONTRACTOR (old article-still applicable): Fine Home Building
FIVE ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION METHODS: smart building to keep costs down
SMART HOUSE PLANS: World Class House Plans That Reduce Waste
ways to make energy bills more affordable and lifeways sustainable
SOLAR PANELS: hannah solar
RAIN WATER CYCLING: georgia water tanks
ZERO ENERGY/POSITIVE ENERGY: Zero Energy Hotel Above the Arctic Circle
COMPOSTED SOIL: https://compostnow.org/
RECYCLED BUILDING MATERIALS: https://www.lifecyclebuildingcenter.org/
RECYCLED SURFACES: dex
GREEN SOUNDPROOFING: multifamily greenfiber firewall/sound proofing
MATERIALS: with patina
DESIGN IS HUMAN: http://ma-designishuman.com/
ATLbuildings.com: A site examines Atlanta’s building activity in the past blending into the present.
JANES WALK: Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs.
On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors.
ATLANTA CITY STUDIO READING GROUP: events
ATLANTA CIVIC INNOVATION CENTER: atlanta’s home for social impact
BLIGHT AND VACANT LAND SOLUTION