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San Diego Architects Lead Effort To Address Future Housing Shortage

Homes in the San Diego neighborhood; El Cerrito.

Photo by Tom Fudge

Above: Homes in the San Diego neighborhood; El Cerrito.

San Diego Architects Lead Effort To Address Future Housing Shortage

GUEST:

Phil Bona, president, AIA San Diego

Transcript

San Diego County's population is expected to grow by more than 1 million people in the next 30 years, according to estimates by SANDAG. That means another 400,000 housing units are needed in order for all of those people to have a place to live, said Phil Bona, the president of the San Diego chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The group has led a yearlong program to come up with ideas on how the county can absorb that much more housing — an average of roughly 12,000 units each year — in a region already facing a housing shortage.

Bona joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the reasons for the program and the ideas developed through the program.

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