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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Build Small Live Large: An Innovative Small Housing Summit

PSC Smith Memorial Student Union

Thursday, November 7 2019, 8:00 AM – Friday, November 8 2019 to 6:00 PM


2 days


The Build Small Live Large Summit is where innovators share what’s working in their cities, and promote the best strategies to regulate, design, build, and finance smaller homes and “Missing Middle” housing options.


Event Types > Community Events


Get inspired by the cutting edge small housing designs, bold policy changes, and smart legislation that cities across the country are using to create more inclusive neighborhoods. Plus, how to track the impact of new housing policies in our communities.

Learn how the resurgence of co-housing, tiny home communities and creative infill development projects are helping communities to construct more affordable solutions.

Discover the latest in adding value to your property. From recent ADU developments in cost and valuation, to expert advice on how to finance your ADU build, and ADA-accessible design for all.

Hear keynote speaker Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, talk about the history of housing and race… and a whole lot more!

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