Event Organizing for Local Single Stair Reform

Dec. 19, 2023
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noon PT
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1 p.m. PT
Organizing for Local Single Stair Reform

Single stair reform in housing advances more affordable and diverse housing options by allowing fewer staircases in apartment buildings while maintaining safety standards. Join YIMBY Action, East Bay for Everyone, and the Livable Communities Initiative for an in-depth event about organizing for local single stair reform. Hear from a panel of experts and organizers to learn what you can do to promote single stair reform in your community!


Alfred Twu: Alfred Twu is an architect and Berkeley planning commissioner who has worked on apartment buildings as well as state and local housing policy.

Conrad Speckert: Conrad Speckert is an intern architect in Toronto and co-author of the proposal to introduce single staircase permissions for up to six storeys in the National Building Code of Canada.

Eduardo Mendoza: Eduardo Mendoza is the policy director for the Livable Communities Initiative and a professional city planner based in Los Angeles. He is an active member of Santa Monica Forward and Parking Reform Network, and a current board member for Abundant Housing Los Angeles.

Sean Jursnick: Sean Jursnick is an architect at SAR+ Architects in Denver, Colorado advocating for local and state amendments to allow taller single stair egress and a recent recipient of AIA Colorado’s Fisher Travel Scholarship to study carbon reduction efforts in smart cities.