Panel to Discuss Inland Region Housing Challenges

By Kevin Karami |

On Thursday, July 29th at 3:00 pm (PDT), the Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), a research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, will hold a panel discussion on housing trends and present its first annual report.

The panel is scheduled to include: 

  • Dr. Stephanie Houston, Assistant Superintendent at the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
  • Steve PonTell, President and Chief Executive Officer of National CORE
  • Bill Higgins, Executive Director of California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG)
  • Kome Ajise,  Executive Director of Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) 

“Under the leadership of Rick Bishop, Qingfang Wang and Ron Loveridge, ICSD has produced timely and policy-relevant research on one of the biggest challenges facing inland Southern California – affordable housing,” said Founding SPP Dean Anil Deolalikar, who will give opening remarks at the event. “Restoring the California Dream will need a concerted effort on the part of local governments, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector to tackle the region’s housing shortage and affordability crisis. ICSD’s research provides a roadmap for addressing this grand challenge.”

You can register for the virtual event, titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Housing Development in the Inland Region,” here.


The Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) is a research center in the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. With sixteen years of experience analyzing and promoting sustainability efforts within the region, the center works with local government, businesses, non-profit institutions and other economic stakeholders to provide valuable, accurate and objective information. To learn more, visit 

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