Paradise of Small Houses – Podemski to Speak @ Village Well

Nearly every American city struggles to provide “missing middle” housing — affordable, comfortable housing that serves working-class residents. Author Max Podemski will lead a tour of missing middle housing across the country, discussing the hidden history, economics, and design — with clues about how the Los Angeles region can solve its own housing crisis.

On July 10, Village Well Books & Coffee will host Max Podemski, the author of A Paradise of Small Houses: The Evolution, Devolution, and Potential Rebirth of Urban Housing. From the Haitian-style “shotgun” houses of the 19th century to the lavish high-rises of the 21st century, a walk through the streets of America’s neighborhoods that reveals the rich history—and future—of urban housing.

Max Podemski is an urban planner, a writer, and an illustrator who currently serves as an urban planner for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, and KCET. His work has been profiled in a range of media, including Curbed, KPCC public radio, and the Jewish Journal. He also runs an architectural print company called Polkela. Based in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PDT


Village Well Books & Coffee

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