Looking for a speaker on housing policy, middle housing & ADUs, and other forms of community-oriented housing?  Eli has presented for public audiences, non-profit luncheons, policy gatherings and other groups through AARP, LISC, regional non-profits, and local governments around the country.  He’s also taught classes at Portland State University, through Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and at Portland Community College.

November 7, 2019: Presenter – 2019 Build Small Live Large Summit in Portland, OR.

June 27, 2019: Presenter – “Alternative Housing” World Dominations Summit Academy in Portland, OR.

June 21, 2019: Keynote Speaker – Accessory Dwelling Academy in Portland, OR.

June 12, 2019: Speaker – “ADU Advocacy Toolkit and Model Code Proposal” Congress for the New Urbanism Conference in Louisville, KY.

May 31 & June 1, 2019: Tour Guide & Presenter – Leading “Affordable Strategies” bus tours on May 31 from 8am-12:30pm & 1:15:5:15pm; Panel Presentation on “Creating Affordability and Income Diversity” National Cohousing Conference in Portland, OR.

May 22, 23, June 5, 2019: Teaching “Community Housing Options In Portland, What You Need To Know” sponsored by Fidelity National Title – Think Real Estate on May 22 from 1-3pm, Mason Street Townhomes on May 23 from 1-3pm, & Fidelity Lloyd Office on June 5 from 10am-noon.

Jan. 15, 16 and 17, 2019: ADU presentations in Chicago, IL metropolitan area.

November 1, 2018: Presenter – “ADUs: Petite, Discreet and Affordable Homes for Today’s Smaller Households” Age-Friendly Communities Conference sponsored by Denver Regional Council of Governments and AARP. Denver, CO.

September 27, 2018: Presenter – “Expanding Choices in New and Established Neighborhoods” Oregon League of Cities 2018 conference in Eugene, OR.

June 14 & 15, 2018: Invited participant: “The Future of Multigenerational Housing in Existing Communities” transatlantic workshop hosted by the German Marshall Fund and AARP in Washington, DC.

June 17, 2018 at 10:00 am: Co-leading Epic Street Tree Ride for Pedalpalooza. Ride leaves at 10:30 am from the Portland Art Museum outdoor plaza (1219 SW Park) and ends in Cully with a Pizza Jerk happy hour. More details and stops can be found here.

June 19, 2018: National AARP Webinar presentation with Kol Peterson and Elizabeth Decker.

June 5, 2018: ADU Presentation, Triangle Community Coalition in Raleigh, NC.

March 15, 2018: Innovative Affordable Housing Models that Invest in Social Capital and Community Building, Historic Westside Atlanta Symposium hosted in partnership by Westside Future Fund and Congress for the New Urbanism in Atlanta, GA.

November 3, 2017: Presenting at the first ever national ADU summit, the Build Small Live Large Summit, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

October 23, 2017: Reinventing the Home: How ADUs can be a Bigger Part of the Housing Solution for DC, 1-day conference organized by Coalition for Smarter Growth, AIA/DC, and ULI/DC. Washington, DC.

June 8, 2017: Cottage Clusters: What Are They & What Does It Take to Build Them? for the Community Action Team in Columbia County, St. Helens, OR.

June 1, 2017: Promoting Housing Affordability by Expanding Supply and Lowering Costs Conference, organized by the Terner Center for Housing Innovation in Berkeley, CA.

May 4, 6, 2017: Leading walking tours of Missing Middle Housing as part of the Congress for the New Urbanism in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.

May 3, 2017: Co-leading a workshop on Community-Oriented Housing at the 25th Annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Seattle, WA.

November 16, 2016: 7-9pm.  Presentation in Corvallis, OR at event hosted by League of Women Voters and Habitat for Humanity on zoning reforms for affordable housing.

November 9, 2016: 6-8pm.  Presentation in Hood River, OR on ‘Middle Housing’ and zoning reform for Planning Commission, City Council and the public, hosted by Hood River Valley Residents Committee.

October 19, 2016: Keynote presentation at Affordable Housing Forum in Langley, WA.  Langley Methodist Church, Fellowship Room.

September 18, 2016: Guiding an ADU bike tour as part of Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour.  Registration required (here’s a link).

August 3, 2016: Neighborhood-Compatible, Discreet, Alternative Infill Housing Types. Eli & Madeline presented their report, recently completed for Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Transportation & Growth Management Program (a partnership between Oregon Department of Land Conservation & Development). Hosted by Metro, Portland, OR.  Full report can be downloaded here.   Video summary from presentation can be viewed here.

Juni 14, 2016: “Cohousing, co-wonen en Duurzame, Betaalbare Nieuwe Woonmodellen.Eli heeft met zin bedrif ‘Orange Splot LLC’ al een heel aantal gemeenschappen op zijn actief, zowel cohousing als co-wonen e.a. met bijzondere aandacht voor ecologische en sociale duurzaamheid. In het paviljoen van Cohousing Vinderhoute, Gergstraat 14, 9921 Vinderhoute-Lovendegem, Vrije bijdrage Ontvangst vanaf 16u30.

May 25, 2016: “Let’s Do More Than Talk: Housing, Land Use, and Affordability in Portland” community seminar co-hosted by Portland Forward & Portland for Everyone. Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR, 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

May 12, 2016: In support of Design Within Reach’s fourth annual Wright this Way fundraising event, following Dale Gyuere, with Sarah Zahn and Diane Linn. Portland, OR.

May 6, 2016: “From Theory to Practice: Developing Affordable Housing Policies, Strategies, and Implementation from the Regional to the Local Level.” OAPA Affordable Housing Workshop, Portland, OR.

February 12, 2016: “Explore Traditional, Discreet, and Affordable Neighborhood ‘Missing Middle’ Housing Forms.” Walking tour with New Partners for Smart Growth conference, Portland, OR.

February 13, 2016: “Techniques for Providing Diverse, Equitable, and Affordable Housing Choices.” With Dan Parolek and others at the New Partners for Smart Growth conference, Portland, OR.

February 9 & 10, 2016: Small Scale Developer Boot Camp with Eli, John Anderson and Jim Kumon. Portland, OR..

November 6, 2015: “What type of small is for you?,” “Space efficient housing policy roundtable,” and “Courtyard clusters: living small, nestled in community.” Build Small, Live Large Summit 2015. Portland State University, Portland, OR.

October 3, 2015: “Designing Affordability Symposium,” AIA Center for Architecture. Woolsey Corner was featured alongside other innovative projects. New York, NY.

October 2, 2015: “City Club Friday Forum: Portland’s Housing Crisis Part 1: “Is Portland Facing a ‘Renter State of Emergency?’” Portland, OR.

September 18, 2015: “Averting the housing crisis: Is Portland the next Bay Area?” presentation by Kim-Mai Cutler, and panel discussion moderated by Aaron Mesh, Portland, OR.

April 29, 2015: “Affordability Naturally: Simple Projects that Provide Affordability without Subsidy” Congress for New Urbanism national conference, Dallas – Fort Worth, TX.

April 19, 2015: Leaving Behind 1950s Housing Codes American Planning Association national conference, Seattle, WA.

April 14th, 2015: “Valuing Accessory Dwelling UnitsColumbia River Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers  Portland, OR.

April 8th, 2015: “Cully Grove, an Old-Fashioned Neighborhood built in a New-Fashioned WayBuildRight ’15: High Performance Building and Remodeling Conference and Expo,  Portland, OR.

January 21, 2015: “Update on the Tiny House Movement in Portland” Tiny House Community Night at AirBnB,  Portland, OR.

November 11, 2014: “Accessory Dwellings: Petite, Discreet and Affordable HomesBuilding a Better Bend, Bend, OR.

November 7, 2014: “There Goes the Neighborhood: Emerging Housing AlternativesHousing Land Advocates’ 2014 Conference, Portland, OR.

October 30, 2014: “Affordable Homeownership Options for First-Time BuyersOregon Opportunity Network’s Fall Industry Support Conference, Portland, OR.