Regional Housing Forum: June 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Mark your calendars for the next Atlanta Regional Housing Forum, set for Wednesday, June 6, 9:30-11:45 a.m.

Focusing on the theme “This is NOT Your Parent’s Housing Market,” the event will take place at the Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community, 40 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2538.

Dr. Arthur C. Nelson, Presidential Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, will deliver the keynote presentation. A panel discussion will follow, featuring experts Eugene James , Director of Metrostudy Atlanta; Egbert Perry, Owner, Chairman and CEO of The Integral Group; and Dan Reuter, Land Use Division Chief at the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Visit the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum website for more information and online registration.

America became a “suburban” nation after World War II, principally by meeting the needs of the Baby Boomers. The “American Dream” was to own a home on a large lot in the suburbs. That was then, and this is now. The American dream is now plural; people want more out of their neighborhoods and communities than in the past.

Our next Housing Forum will feature a presentation by Dr. Arthur C. Nelson and will review how changing demographics, economics, and financing are changing Americans’ preferences for housing, neighborhoods and communities. It will also synthesize several national housing preference surveys to show that what Americans want now is very different from what they wanted just a generation ago. The presentation will show the mismatch between what Americans want and what they have, and summarize options to close the gap.


Dr. Arthur C. Nelson, FAICP, is Presidential Professor of City & Metropolitan Planning in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah, where he is also Director of the Metropolitan Research Center, Adjunct Professor of Finance in the School of Business, and Co-Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program.

Previously, Dr. Nelson served on the faculty in planning and public policy at Georgia Tech, and was adjunct professor of law at Georgia State University.

Dr. Nelson has conducted pioneering research on smart growth, public facility finance, economic development, and metropolitan development patterns. He is the author of more than 20 books and 300 other scholarly and professional publications.

Dr. Nelson’s current work focuses on how demographic economic forces along with shifts in housing preferences will reshape America’s metropolitan areas for the rest of this century.


9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Welcome – Bill Bolling, Context for Forum

9:45 a.m. Presentation by Dr. Arthur C. Nelson

10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion

  • Eugene James | Director, Metrostudy Atlanta
  • Egbert Perry | Owner, Chairman & CEO, Integral Group
  • Dan Reuter | Land Use Division Chief, Atlanta Regional Commission

11:45 a.m. Adjourn

Please note that there is NO FEE to attend the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum, but we do ask that you register AND that you bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

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