06 May Geoff Koski and the Georgia Conservancy discuss the economic impacts of housing on Georgia’s cities and towns
KB Advisory Group President, Geoff Koski, joined the Georgia Conservancy on May 12, 2020, for a Facebook Live discussion on the economic impacts of housing on Georgia’s cities and towns. Hosted by the Georgia Conservancy, Geoff Koski and Mill Graves, Director of Economic Development for the Electric Cities of Georgia discussed how smart housing policy — diversity of housing types, co-location of housing and services, density on a sliding scale — can support local economies and preserve vital elements of our natural environment.
In 2020, the Georgia Conservancy’s Sustainable Growth Program increasingly engaged with the augmenting issue of housing in Georgia’s communities. Across the state in both urban and rural communities, the lack of available housing options across a range of types, sizes, and price points has hindered cities and towns from achieving their long-term goals and providing the highest quality of life for their residents. Together with partners, the Georgia Conservancy has assessed housing conditions and made recommendations for cities, neighborhoods, and even historic mill villages to stabilize their existing housing and strategically install more. Foundational to these projects is an economic and environmental argument: we cannot afford to grow the way we have been growing.
This short Facebook Live discussion brought Georgia Conservancy staff together with two leading experts in this field. They discussed case studies of successful housing infill projects and the impacts they have had on Georgia communities. Koski and Graves also offered a few tips for cities looking for assistance in how they can grow sustainably.
If you missed the event and would like to watch the Facebook Live discussion of the Economic Impacts of Housing in Georgia, you can watch it here.