Sips & Civility: Housing Un-Affordability in San Diego

Sips & Civility: Housing Un-Affordability in San Diego

September 2019 sips and civility


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

San Diego Central Library

6:00 pm - "Sips" and Networking
6:20 pm - Presentation by Andrew Malick and Q&A
6:45 pm - Break into 1st groups
7:15 pm - Break into 2nd groups
7:45 pm - Final comments and announcements


Guest Speaker

Andrew Malick


Andrew Malick

Andrew is the Founder / Principal at Malick Infill Development, a San Diego-based development firm with a focus on urban infill properties. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate development industry. During his career he has worked in all three legs of the development process; construction, design, and development.

Andrew has guest lectured at multiple local universities including the USD Burnham & Moores School of Real Estate and San Diego State University. He also taught a course on sustainable development practices at the University of California, San Diego. A supporter of the San Diego Architecture Foundation, he has twice served as juror for the Orchid & Onions Awards. He tweets on all things land use @andrewmalick.

Discussion Questions

Station 1 Questions:

  1. What kind of home do you live in? Condo, townhouse, single-family, or dorm.
  2. How much do you pay each month to live where you are? Is that too much?
  3. Which is worse? 
    - A millennial living at home but filling an empty bedroom in their parents house.
    - An empty bedroom in a house.
    - Both the same.
  4. What main causes do you think contribute to high home prices in San Diego?

Station 2 Questions:

  1. Would you rather live in a detached single-family home or live in a multi-family home (ie. townhouse/condo)? Why?
  2. Should city planners accommodate people's home-buying needs even if that conflicts with the General Plan?
  3. Many San Diegans are reluctant to allow developers to build more housing near or in their neighborhoods. Do you think this has contributed to the currrent housing crisis? Why or why not?
  4. Is a generation of “renters” bad for the US economy?