New Livable Lesson Video: Accessory Dwelling Units
May 12, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
ADUs Come in Many Shapes and Sizes
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be attached, detached, internal upper-level, lower-level and
more. They’re able to fit discreetly into all sorts of communities, including suburban subdivisions,
row-house streets, walkable towns or urban neighborhoods — and, of course, large lots and rural regions.
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Livable Lesson Videos: ADUs
Eli Spevak, a builder and advocate for community-oriented housing that’s both affordable and environmentally friendly, discusses the important
history of and current need for accessory dwelling units. (Eli is also the co-author of
The ABCs of ADUs
, a free publication from AARP.)
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Livability News & Notes
The Power of Cute, Affordable Townhouses
— A row of 19th-century townhouses in Alexandria, Virginia, offer a great model.
The Rise of Suburban Rentals
— With home ownership out of reach for many families in need of more space, developers are creating neighborhoods of single-family rental houses.
The Local Leader's Toolkit
— This free resource provides a roadmap for how communities can emerge from the destabilizing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic “stronger, more prosperous, and more resilient than ever.”
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