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20091026mo-eco-iowa-citySummary. In cooperation with Eco-Iowa City, the Iowa City Housing and Community Development Commission presents a discussion on building sustainable and affordable housing.

When. Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 7-9PM.

Location. Iowa City Public Library, Room A.

More Information. Call 319-358-0828.

Speakers. Gregory Paul Johnson of the Small House Society, and Don Otto of DPO Construction LC.

Event Details. More information from the event, including presentation slides, audio, video, and responses to comments and feedback will be made available on this page in the future.

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A public forum entitled on sustainable, affordable housing entitled “Housing Matters: Can Building Green Be Affordable?” will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. The speakers will be Gregory Paul Johnson and Don Otto.

Johnson is founder of ResourcesForLife.com, an outreach and public interest organization based in Iowa City. He has studied urban and regional planning with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, and works as a technology consultant. He is also a facilitator for the Small House Society.

Otto is a green builder and owner of DPO Construction LC. He has been building energy-efficient homes for 31 years, and is especially interested in how design impacts energy flows. He will offer insights into building more environmentally friendly homes.

Free home weatherization kits, provided by Eco Iowa City, will be given out on a first-come, first served basis.

The forum is sponsored by the Iowa City Housing and Community Development Commission, whose task is to assess and review policies related to the provision of housing, jobs, and services for low and moderate income residents, and to oversee the allocation of federal block grant housing funds in Iowa City. This is the first public education program the Commission has sponsored. For more info, call 358-0828.