SAN FRANCISCO – How do cities cooperate to sustain the region’s rapid-fire growth while maintaining infrastructure and providing affordable housing options for their workforce? Mayors Edwin M. Lee, Sam Liccardo, and Libby Schaaf will weigh in with their ideas as part of Regionalism in a Global Economy, a discussion with Bill Witte, CEO and founder of Related California. The discussion takes place on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 as a part of the Fall ULI Conference being held at the Moscone Center October 5-8.
"We’ve only got sixty minutes, so we may not solve all of our problems, but I expect some good discussion about how to accommodate the almost five million people expected to live and work in this region by 2040,” said Witte. “Finding ways to build more affordable housing while improving our infrastructure and maintaining job growth should be of interest to us all.”
Witte will also participate on a panel about affordable housing earlier in the day, Housing for All: New Strategies for Providing Housing for Low to Middle Income Households in High Cost Cities, which will explore innovative public tools, technological innovation, deal structures and private market efforts to keep our cities inclusive for all income earners.
Witte, who founded Related California in 1989, oversees all of the company’s multifamily and mixed-use development activity in California. From 1988 to 1989, he was Deputy Mayor for Housing and Neighborhoods and acting Director of the Housing Authority, City of San Francisco. From 1983 to 1988, he was Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Economic Development in San Francisco. Witte graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s degree in City Planning.
Panel Information Housing for All: New Strategies for Providing Housing for Low to Middle Income Households in High Cost Cities, Wednesday, October 7, 11:00am, Moscone Center. Moscone West, 3014/2016
Regionalism in a Global Economy, Wednesday October 7, 12:15pm, Moscone Center, West Hall, Level 1