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Tuesday, April 10
 

6:00pm

Partner Event: Charlottesville Identity & Design Competition
Limited Capacity seats available
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The goal of the BDA Prize and the Charlottesville: Identity & Design ideas competition is to foster community dialogue about design.

Entries are to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and discovery in our community, and will be exhibited publicly and discussed in open forums attended or led by members of the Charlottesville community, artists, designers, scholars, and our invited panel of jurors.

The BDA Prize hopes that acts of reflective making will open up the potential for a new understanding and a new expression of Charlottesville’s spirit of place and the power of public art in the 21st century.

PrizesOne Grand Prize Award
US $5,000

Two Finalist Prizes
US $1,000 (x 2)
One Community Choice Award
US $1,000
Voting for the Community Choice Award will take place during the panel discussion at the Jefferson School.

More details at bdaprize.bdarchitects.com

Sponsors

 
Thursday, April 12
 

10:30am

Partner Event: Affordable Housing in High Growth Small Cities
Limited Capacity full
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In explosive housing markets, Boulder, Park City, and Pasadena share how they maintain affordability and inclusion across income brackets through long-range planning and decisive implementation.

Moderators
avatar for Lisa Sturtevant

Lisa Sturtevant

Senior Visiting Fellow, Urban Land Institute
Lisa served as Vice President for Research for the National Housing Conference (NHC) between 2013 and 2016. Prior to NHC, Lisa served as Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis and Associate Research Professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Allen

Michelle Allen

Inclusionary Housing Program Manager, City of Boulder, Colorado
A city of Boulder planner for over fifteen years, Michelle is currently Boulder’s Inclusionary Housing Program Manager. Michelle has extensive experience in developing and implementing Boulder’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and related regulations and policies including taking... Read More →
avatar for William Huang

William Huang

Director of Housing, City of Pasadena
Mr. Huang is the Director of the Housing and Career Services Department for the City of Pasadena. The department provides a wide array of housing, homeless, and employment programs, as well as funding for social service and economic development activities with an annual budget of... Read More →
avatar for Rhoda Stauffer

Rhoda Stauffer

Affordable Housing Program Manager, Park City, Utah
Rhoda J. Stauffer manages affordable housing programs for Park City Municipal Corporation, a resort town of 7,885 that has an economy based on welcoming up to 50,000 daily guests in ski season. Park City has an inclusionary housing program that has produced 275 units to date. The... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Urban Land Virginia Institute

Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am
Water Street Center 401 Water St E, Charlottesville Virginia 22902

2:00pm

Partner Event: Financing Affordable Housing
Limited Capacity full
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Experts from every field of housing finance - from mortgage lenders to state agencies - share strategies for making making affordable residential projects work.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Maddox Evans

Melissa Maddox Evans

President & Chair, Charleston Redevelopment Corporation
Ms. Maddox-Evans also serves as the General Counsel for The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, has led the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority as Chief Executive Officer and has spent several years advocating and developing affordable housing opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Executive Director and CEO, Federal City Council
Tony Williams, the former Mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999 – 2007), is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Federal City Council, an organization focusing the creative and administrative talents of Washington’s business and professional leaders on major problems and opportunities... Read More →

Scholars
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Philip d'Oronzio

Principal/CEO, Pilot Mortgage, LLC
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Susan Dewey

Executive Director, VHDA
avatar for Ned Howe

Ned Howe

Vice President New Business, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Ned Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid- Atlantic region.
avatar for Sunshine Mathon

Sunshine Mathon

Executive Director, Piedmont Housing Alliance
Sunshine Mathon is the Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliance in Charlottesville, VA. Committed to deeply equitable and sustainable affordable communities, Sunshine has led the development of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia. As a nationally-recognized... Read More →
avatar for Anita Morrison

Anita Morrison

Principal, Partners for Economic Solutions
I have been a land use economics consultant for 40 years with a particular interest in housing and neighborhood revitalization. I am preparing a Housing Needs Assessment for Charlottesville, combining demographic research, an assessment of the housing supply, review of housing market... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Pethia

Stacy Pethia

Housing Program Coordinator, City of Charlottesville
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Linda Stanley

SVP / Business Banking Executive, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
avatar for Aakash Thakkar

Aakash Thakkar

Senior Vice President, EYA
Aakash Thakkar serves as a Partner and Senior Vice President for Acquisition and Development at EYA.  He is responsible for project leadership, including new deal sourcing, site selection, acquisition, financing, and development.  He lives with his wife and 2 young children in Washington... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for ACAC

ACAC

ACAC provides a great fitness experience for members of all ages in a clean and safe environment. We are dedicated to the integration of medicine and fitness to improve community health by focusing on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lifestyle-related disease.
avatar for Urban Land Virginia Institute

Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


3:30pm

Partner Event: Community Engagement in Affordable Housing
Limited Capacity full
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What does outstanding collaboration look and feel like? Through real examples, this session offers residents, developers, architects, and city staff strategies to get past conflict and into partnership.

Scholars
avatar for Liz Chapman

Liz Chapman

Senior Associate, Grimm + Parker Architects
As an architect, I am passionate about creating buildings with purpose for society's most vulnerable populations and sensitive to the demanding standards required by agencies providing federal funding. Everyone is deserving of a safe, clean, peaceful space to call home.
avatar for Charlene Green

Charlene Green

Manager, Charlottesville’s Office of Human Rights
Charlene Green has over 30 years of experience in education, working as a teacher in elementary and secondary schools and as an assistant professor at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She has been a trainer and consultant in Multicultural Education for the past 25 years. Charlene... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Urban Land Virginia Institute

Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


 
Friday, April 13
 

10:30am

Partner Event: Meeting the Need for Affordable Development
Limited Capacity filling up
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In this panel, three thriving affordable neighborhoods offer three vastly different approaches to meeting the need for affordable housing. Compare and contrast the merits of each.

Moderators
avatar for Gregory Powe

Gregory Powe

Principal, Powe Studio Architects
Powe Studio Architects focuses on creating vibrant urban places in which to live and work. Founder, Gregory Powe, regularly designs affordable residences in urban infill neighborhoods, serving not-for-profit affordable housing organizations. Greg serves as Charlottesville Chair for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fred Harris

Fred Harris

Special Advisor, Jonathan Rose Companies
avatar for Ned Howe

Ned Howe

Vice President New Business, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Ned Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid- Atlantic region.
avatar for Dan Rosensweig

Dan Rosensweig

President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity for Greater Charlottesville
Dan has been the director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville since February 2009. His work with Habitat follows more than a decade of community service with local housing agencies. Under Dan’s leadership, Habitat was the first in the nation to transform a mobile... Read More →
avatar for Aakash Thakkar

Aakash Thakkar

Senior Vice President, EYA
Aakash Thakkar serves as a Partner and Senior Vice President for Acquisition and Development at EYA.  He is responsible for project leadership, including new deal sourcing, site selection, acquisition, financing, and development.  He lives with his wife and 2 young children in Washington... Read More →
avatar for Mel Thompson

Mel Thompson

Principle, Grimm & Parker Architects
Mel brings 25+ years of experience to our Residential & Urban Design studio, leading teams to effective solutions for our developer clients and the communities in which they work. Having delivered more than 50 residential projects, Mel has a deep understanding of the full array of... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Urban Land Virginia Institute

Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


10:30am

Community Workshop: Design Thinking for the Greater Good
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free - Links to Festival App.
Speakers
avatar for Randy Salzman

Randy Salzman

Advocate and Consultant, Design Thinking for the Greater Good
Randy Salzman, a long-time communications, creativity and journalism professor, has been writing about, teaching and consulting on design thinking since providing Dr. Jeanne Liedtka, help with her first book, The Catalysts, in 2008-9. Using her well-proven methodology, his latest... Read More →


Friday April 13, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Guma Gallery 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)

2:00pm

Partner Event: Affordable Housing Design
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
Case studies in combining quality with affordability, balancing competing goals of materials, size, and landscaping.

Moderators
avatar for Mel Thompson

Mel Thompson

Principle, Grimm & Parker Architects
Mel brings 25+ years of experience to our Residential & Urban Design studio, leading teams to effective solutions for our developer clients and the communities in which they work. Having delivered more than 50 residential projects, Mel has a deep understanding of the full array of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Powe

Gregory Powe

Principal, Powe Studio Architects
Powe Studio Architects focuses on creating vibrant urban places in which to live and work. Founder, Gregory Powe, regularly designs affordable residences in urban infill neighborhoods, serving not-for-profit affordable housing organizations. Greg serves as Charlottesville Chair for... Read More →

Scholars
avatar for Kathleen Galvin

Kathleen Galvin

Architect and City Councilor, Galvin Architects and Charlottesville City Council
Ms. Galvin is a registered architect with her own practice in Virginia. She’s been a lead urban designer on such projects as the Crozet Master Plan, Old Trail Village, and the Places29 Master Plan and Transportation Study and is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Gast-Bray

Andrew Gast-Bray

Director of Planning, Albemarle County
avatar for Ned Howe

Ned Howe

Vice President New Business, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Ned Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid- Atlantic region.
avatar for Sunshine Mathon

Sunshine Mathon

Executive Director, Piedmont Housing Alliance
Sunshine Mathon is the Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliance in Charlottesville, VA. Committed to deeply equitable and sustainable affordable communities, Sunshine has led the development of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia. As a nationally-recognized... Read More →
avatar for Aakash Thakkar

Aakash Thakkar

Senior Vice President, EYA
Aakash Thakkar serves as a Partner and Senior Vice President for Acquisition and Development at EYA.  He is responsible for project leadership, including new deal sourcing, site selection, acquisition, financing, and development.  He lives with his wife and 2 young children in Washington... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Urban Land Virginia Institute

Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


3:30pm

Partner Event: Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
How much housing does Charlottesville need, of what kind, and where? How do we answer those questions and use data to form to empower smart decisions for our community?

Scholars
avatar for Wes Bellamy

Wes Bellamy

City Council Member, City of Charlottesville
Dr. Wes Bellamy is a City Councilman in Charlottesville, VA. He is the youngest individual ever elected to the post and implemented a comprehensive plan, the “Equity Package,” which included nearly $4 million in aid for marginalized communities. He received his Doctoral Degree... Read More →
avatar for Chip Boyles

Chip Boyles

Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
Chip Boyles is Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in Charlottesville, Virginia. He oversees a regional government agency that provides local government assistance in the areas of transportation planning, housing, environmental and water quality... Read More →
avatar for Kaki Dimock

Kaki Dimock

Director of Humanm Services, City of Charlottesville
AH

Anthony Haro

Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless
avatar for Anita Morrison

Anita Morrison

Principal, Partners for Economic Solutions
I have been a land use economics consultant for 40 years with a particular interest in housing and neighborhood revitalization. I am preparing a Housing Needs Assessment for Charlottesville, combining demographic research, an assessment of the housing supply, review of housing market... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Pethia

Stacy Pethia

Housing Program Coordinator, City of Charlottesville
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Elaine Poon

Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Justice Center
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Rick Randolph

Supervisor, Scottsville Magisterial District, Albemarle County

Sponsors
avatar for Urban Land Virginia Institute

Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →


 
Saturday, April 14
 

8:30am

Partner Event: Affordable Housing Action Session
Limited Capacity filling up
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
Sponsors
avatar for Urban Land Virginia Institute

Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Grant Tate

Grant Tate

CEO/Managing Partner, the bridge ltd
Experience counts! I help organizations develop and execute winning strategies. In many growth companies, strategies get stalled at the execution stage. The “retreat” might have yielded some competitive strategies, but the company’s management system sucks.I bring the tools... Read More →

Saturday April 14, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
Water Street Center 401 Water St E, Charlottesville Virginia 22902
 
Sunday, April 15
 

2:00pm

Partner Event: Gamecrafters of C'ville
Limited Capacity seats available
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Bring the family out for an afternoon of outdoor fun as we play a variety of games from Charlottesville gamecrafters. This event will feature several local businesses who create board, lawn and role-playing games.

Sunday April 15, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
IX Art Park 521 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Festival (FREE)
 


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