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Forum: Greening Multi-Family Housing in Oakland

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  • Dayana Salazar
    OAKLAND INVITES DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS TO A FREE FORUM: Greening Multi-Family Housing in Oakland Wednesday, December 5, 2000 from 9 a.m. to 3
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 19, 2001
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      OAKLAND INVITES DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS TO A FREE FORUM:
      "Greening Multi-Family Housing in Oakland"
      Wednesday, December 5, 2000 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      Oakland Asian Cultural Center @ 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290 in Oakland

      The City of Oakland invites you to attend a FREE 1-day forum on Greening

      Multi-Family Housing in Oakland.

      This forum offers presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking
      opportunies with city development officials. Two developer/design teams
      who
      are building green multi-family projects will present their project
      experiences. A materials exhibit will feature innovative and
      environmentally responsible building products.

      Presentation topics include:
      * Benefits of "Green" Development
      * Market-Rate and Affordable Housing Concerns,
      * "Green" Design Guidelines
      * Environmentally-Responsible Building Materials and Construction
      Practices
      * Sites/Areas Targeted for Multi-Family Development in Oakland

      Featured Speakers Include:
      Mayor Jerry Brown, David Johnston of What's Working, Bill Roschen of
      Roschen
      Van Cleve Architects, David Burton of Swatt Architects, Martin Samuels
      of
      Green City Development Group and city development officials.

      The forum will open with welcoming remarks by Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown
      and
      his personal invitation to build "green" in Oakland. Directors of the
      City's
      Housing and Planning divisions will present Oakland's housing needs and
      the
      opportunities available for sustainable development. Two
      developer/design
      teams will present their experience building green multi-family
      projects.
      Builders and architects will lead roundtable discussions on specific
      design
      and building issues. A materials demonstration will feature innovative
      and
      environmentally responsible building products.

      Presentation topics include: the benefits of "green" development,
      market-rate
      and affordable housing issues, "green" design guidelines and the basics
      of
      "green" materials and construction practices. Key sites/areas targeted
      for
      multi-family development within Oakland will also be showcased.

      "Sustainable building practices are an investment in the future of
      Oakland,"
      stated Mayor Brown. "This forum is an opportunity for the building
      industry
      to share knowledge about the benefits of environmentally sound
      construction."
      Plan on attending this free forum to learn about Oakland's sustainable
      future. To request an information brochure or to register, please call
      (510)
      238-6447.
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