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Housing in Santa Barbara: Challenges and Opportunities

Thu, 02/09/2023 - 6:00pm
Location: Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 East Anapamu Street.
Join UCSB Reads 2023 and Santa Barbara Public Library's Book to Action Program for a panel discussion with local experts who will discuss housing policy challenges and possible solutions. 
This event is in conjunction with SBPL’s annual Book to Action selection “Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American Dream” by Conor Dougherty, and UCSB Library's "one-book" program UCSB Reads 2023.  The UCSB Reads 2023 selection, “Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design” by Charles Montgomery, explores how city planning and personal decisions can have profound implications for social equity, sustainability, and our overall well-being. 
Free copies of “Golden Gates” will be distributed at the event while supplies last.
Panel will be moderated by journalist Josh Molina, and includes the following experts:
Barbara Anderson, Senior Assistant to City Administrator
Waverly Duck, UCSB Professor
Lucrezia R. de Leon, Architectural Designer, Vanguard Planning
Frank Rodriguez, Policy & Communications Associate, Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
Stanley Tzankov, SB Tenants Union Member
In the following weeks, communities members will be able to participate in close reading sessions to discuss “Golden Gates” in more depth as part of SBPL Book to Action programming.  Community members are also invited to participate in UCSB Reads 2023 events through May, including a public talk by Charles Montgomery on May 10