While Cambridge’s real estate market booms and population is expected to grow in the coming decade, low and middle-income families in our city still struggle with unaffordable and rising housing costs. How can we ensure that new development in Cambridge serves the housing needs of all families including those with lower incomes? How does this relate to other important development issues -- density, walking/biking/public transit, parking, and creating exciting, walkable neighborhoods?
On Saturday, September 26th A Better Cambridge brought together experts to discuss what Cambridge can do to build a more diverse and affordable city for all families. Click here for a recap of the forum by ABC Chairman Jesse Kanson-Benanav. A full recording of the panel discussion is included below:
The panel was moderated by Dante Ramos, Op-Ed Columnist for the Boston Globe.
Panelists from left to right include:
- Andre Leroux, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance
- Aaron Gornstein, President/CEO of Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) & former Massachusetts Undersecretary for Housing & Community Development
- Ed Marchant, affordable housing development consultant and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Materials used in the presentation include: