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One of the biggest problems facing many cities and towns is inadequate housing. This problem is most acute for seniors, veterans with disabilities, and low-income groups with little savings.
I have curated a large amount of data and research and considered options from various experts. The result is a design proposal for 'tiny home' communities. I intend to increase people's well-being and their community's support of life-affirming plans, policies, and programs.
Technically, this is called the "missing middle housing" problem. But as I got into it, I quickly realized that it was more than just a 'housing affordability' problem. Energy, environment, transportation, communications, food, and financing all need to be considered together. It's about the DESIGN of the whole thing, not just a part.
Admittedly it will take significant housing and zoning code reform, dedicated leadership, and citizen education. No, the map is not the territory, but without a map, we will wander around lost without a North Star or purpose to guide us into the future. Ultimately, it will be about "we," not "me."
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Charlie Grantham, PhD, APF is a futurist, author, and strategist who’s helped dozens of our clients over the years. Charlie served in Special Forces in Vietnam and earned his PhD in Sociology. Afterwards, he worked on the front lines of the telecommunications and remote work revolutions. He’s seen a thing or two. His current focus is health care and well being. Charlie works from Tucson, AZ.
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