Earlier this year, I was honored to be asked by Sam Rashkin, founder of the Housing 2.0 program, to contribute to his latest book ‘Housing 2.0: A Disruption Survival Guide’. If you’re interested in how we can all work together to create a greener world or have a passion for innovative and efficient building, this is a book you’ll want to make sure that you have close at hand! Sam is to be commended for his passion and dedication to building innovation in this country.
Every once in a while a book comes along that causes complete transformation in an industry. Housing 2.0 is that book.
Building Community by Design
Guest Expert Essay By P. Allen Smith
The way we live together in communities is ever-evolving, but nothing impacts the quality of our communities more than the “built environment” or human-designed greenspaces and structures that become the stage sets for daily life. These include the parks and gardens where we relax, reset, and play, the sidewalks and avenues where we stroll, shop, and socialize, and the homes and buildings where we work, live, and connect with colleagues, family, and friends. To optimize communities, the built environments must be places that people want to be.
For the full essay, please see ‘Housing 2.0: A Disruption Survival Guide’.