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Housing and Home in a Growing Boise

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lively and informal, the series invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates, and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education. These free, hour-long events take place at 6 p.m. (MT) in-person at Trailhead (500 S 8th St, Boise) in downtown Boise and virtually over ZOOM with automated live subtitles. Pre-registration is required to join virtually. Cash bar available for in-person guests. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Support from the Office of the Mayor, Boise State Public Radio, the Department of History at Boise State University, and Trailhead all make the Forum possible.

Given Boise’s recent growth, it’s no surprise that housing is on the minds of many residents. How can our city ensure that housing continues to be affordable and accessible to many types of residents? How might new types of housing change the neighborhoods that we call home? Dr. Krista Paulsen, Associate Professor of Urban Studies in the School of Public Service at Boise State University, considers the relationship between housing and home in Boise and its neighborhoods, how they connect to Boise’s past, and how they fit in Boise’s future.