Planning for future housing needs without sparking general community opposition.
It’s one of the great challenges for local governments facing population growth demands: how to plan for future housing needs without sparking general community opposition.
The answer, of course, is to include the community in the decision-making. That’s easier said than done, particularly when the decisions required are often emotive and there are non-negotiable parameters within which housing decisions must occur. Communities tend to not embrace housing increases in their own neighborhoods, but can those attitudes shift when people understand the housing needs of the wider community and the choices authorities need to make?
Benefits of Balancing Act's Housing Simulation
- The dynamic, online tool: Frames a structured, fact-based conversation based on necessary housing allocations
- Presents trade-offs and lets residents see opportunities and impacts
- Changes focus of input from the backyard to the entire community
- Improves decision-making environment.