1950 Average New Home




980 square feet for 3.4 people (6)

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Society A                                Society B
     Everyone lives in 3,800-                        Everyone lives i...
1950 Average New Home




980 square feet for 3.4 people (6)

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1960’s




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1970’s




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1980’s




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1990’s




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2000’s




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NOW: 5,000-8,000 Sq. Ft. Homes

                       For 2.6
                       people




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Energy, Environment, Economy, People:
Tipping Points are here




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Arbor Day Planting Map




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Not enough people make enough money
to buy what we pretended they could




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27 Floridas




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Lessons from & for the Future
   Four converging forces
     Income gap economics &

      Debtor society
     Century ...
The Future is Something We Do




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Smart Housing Panel - Glen Hiemstra

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Presentation for a 4-person panel on Smart Housing Choices in a Changing Environment, at the 9th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference in Seattle on Feb. 4, 2010

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Smart Housing Panel - Glen Hiemstra

  1. 1. 1950 Average New Home 980 square feet for 3.4 people (6) ©
  2. 2. Society A Society B  Everyone lives in 3,800-  Everyone lives in 2,000- square-foot houses and square-foot houses and has no free time for has 45 minutes available exercise each day. for exercise each day.  Everyone lives in 3,800-  Everyone lives in 2,000- square-foot houses and square-foot houses and has time to get together has time to get together with friends one evening with friends four evenings each month. each month.  Everyone lives in 3,800-  Everyone lives in 2,000- square-foot houses and square-foot houses and has one week of has four weeks of vacation each year. vacation each year. Adapted from Robert H. Frank, Falling Behind ©
  3. 3. 1950 Average New Home 980 square feet for 3.4 people (6) ©
  4. 4. 1960’s ©
  5. 5. 1970’s ©
  6. 6. 1980’s ©
  7. 7. 1990’s ©
  8. 8. 2000’s ©
  9. 9. NOW: 5,000-8,000 Sq. Ft. Homes For 2.6 people ©
  10. 10. Energy, Environment, Economy, People: Tipping Points are here ©
  11. 11. Arbor Day Planting Map ©
  12. 12. Not enough people make enough money to buy what we pretended they could http://ab.typepad.com/.a/6a00e5523754908833010536c48f53970c-800wi ©
  13. 13. 27 Floridas ©
  14. 14. Lessons from & for the Future  Four converging forces  Income gap economics & Debtor society  Century of cheap energy ends  Climate change and life style  Demographic mismatches  Still further to go to match housing cost and real incomes  We actually know what to do  Make Philly legal  Modify values toward modesty  Downsize attractively  Build green  Build age friendly ©
  15. 15. The Future is Something We Do ©
  16. 16. ©

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