"The consistent guiding value for all who work for a more sustainable housing future should be to make the voices of the most affected people the most elevated and heard."
"I think it is ultimately a question of living up to the standard of being a global city. Increasingly, the most functional global cities have opportunities for people at all ends of the economic spectrum."
“I encourage all stakeholders to look past easy answers and focus on data. What strategies are scientifically shown to provide the most help to the most people? If I’m not trying to help the most people, is my goal really to help?”
“…is the true belief of our CEO and founder that you should be a good citizen of the industry you service. So you could say that Procore.org is based on our founder's vision of being a great company doing great things.”
“Clearly, as in all of South Florida, housing – or rather the lack of affordable housing across the income spectrum – is a major community concern. My job is to leverage what I have to make something better for those looking to live here.”
“Building Sustainable Cities — And A Sustainable Future — Will Need Open Dialogue Among All Branches Of National, Regional And Local Government. And It Will Need The Engagement Of All Stakeholders — Including The Private Sector And Civil Society, And Especially The Poor And Marginalized.” — Ban Ki Moon — Secretary-General Of The United Nations
Although the schedule of a graduate assistant is quite busy we were able to have a sit down with Sandra Mustieles. She shared her experience learning on site while participating in the Buildgreen program.
- An Interview with Sandra Mustieles - Budding Architect & Graduate Assistant
For over 30 years Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) has worked to strengthen communities in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties by:
- Empowering individuals
- Creating affordable housing opportunities
- Revitalizing neighborhoods in South Florida
- To collaborate with residents and other stakeholders to stabilize neighborhoods and develop sustainable housing.
- We are committed to the following outcomes:
- Residents who are educated consumers in their housing choices.
- Residents who have access to appropriate financial products for buying and maintaining their homes.
- Housing that is environmentally safe, decent, and financially affordable for homeowners.
- Stakeholder and resident driven revitalized neighborhoods where residents, businesses and local government choose to invest their time, money and energy.
Conversation & Cocktails @ the MBUS. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of a more sustainable Miami and our ARC+ Community event.
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We would like to thank the cities of Miami Beach and South Miami, along with the Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, for their collaboration on a series of design studios on affordable housing solutions led by Jason Chandler and the FIU School of Communications, Architecture + the Arts.
ARC+ Community will continue to explore design solutions next semester as we plan to host a series of public policy dialogues with community stakeholders on a host of sustainable socio-economic solutions related to affordable housing.