(ULI 1) Space Changers: Housing and Retail - Micro Apartments, Pop-Up Retail and 3D Printed Houses

Moderator:
Cecilia Estolano, Co-Founder, ELP Advisors
Speakers:
Jan Van Tilburg, Principal, Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh; Honorary Consul, Consulate of the Netherlands, Los Angeles
Behrokh Khoshnevis, Director, Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technology, USC
Jim Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, Baru Investments, Inc.

Innovations in housing and retail spaces are changing the urban fabric of major cities across the country. Compact residential design, attractive to Millennials, is leading to denser living spaces in popular and expensive urban centers. How do these micro apartments create both a need and opportunity to enhance community spaces and public life? Additionally, new technologies could dramatically change the timeframe of construction for housing and retail spaces, with contour crafting completing buildings at a rapid pace. How will these new tools and procedures change the built environment? What shifts will be necessary for cities to accommodate the needs and tastes of changing demographics?

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