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Accessory Dwelling Units: Understanding America’s Newest Housing Typology

The "Accessory Dwelling Units: Understanding America’s Newest Housing Typology" course presents the latest ADU policy developments from leading American cities, key challenges and opportunities for increasing ADU production (or limit it), first-hand examples of ADUs completed by the instructor, and best practices in ADU affordability programs.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (57 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2022
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. ADUs: Past and Present (9 mins)
  • 3. ADU Policy Responses (9 mins)
  • 4. ADU Typologies (4 mins)
  • 5. Designing, Permitting, and Building an ADU (12 mins)
  • 6. ADU Affordability and Incentive Programs (8 mins)
  • 7. ADU Affordability and Incentive Programs, Part II (8 mins)
  • 8. Conclusion (3 mins)

What You Will Learn

  • Understand current market challenges and opportunities in the ADU market.
  • Understand the various typologies o ADUs.
  • Understand efforts from U.S. cities to encourage/discourage ADUs.
  • Understand the key steps in delivering an ADU-design, permit, and build.
  • Understand costs/timelines to deliver an ADU.
  • Review best practices in ADU affordability programs.

Course Description

Responding to the challenge of the housing affordability crisis and the opportunity to build small-scale housing on underdeveloped single-family lots, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have become a growing part of the housing supply in many American cities. Growing alongside this new housing typology is an industry of builders, developers, policy tools, and affordability programs. The "Accessory Dwelling Units: Understanding America’s Newest Housing Typology" course presents the latest ADU policy developments from leading American cities, key challenges and opportunities for increasing ADU production (or limit it), first-hand examples of ADUs completed by the instructor, and best practices in ADU affordability programs.

Learn these skills

  • Architecture
  • Development
  • Economic Development
  • Equity
  • Financing
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Plan Making
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate
  • Regulations
  • Resilience Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Urbanism
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

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Jason Neville

Jason Neville

Jason is an experienced urban planner, redevelopment professional, and affordable housing developer.

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