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Parametrix Employee-Owners Help to Build “Field of Dreams”

Elizabeth Diamond | 10-30-2018

Several Salt Lake City employee-owners plus significant others participated in a Habitat for Humanity build in Salt Lake County, Utah last Saturday, October 27. This particular Habitat for Humanity project is referred to as the “Field of Dreams.” The primary objective of the “Field of Dreams” project is to provide affordable, energy efficient housing to qualifying low-income families. Once completed, housing units within this community will generate approximately $1.50 a day in utility costs.

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Affordable Housing in Chicago: Culminating my Master’s Degree with 6 Weeks of Service Learning and Research

Michael Baker | 8-16-2018

University of Utah ChicagoLAB 2018 participants. Photo courtesy of ChicagoLAB.

Salt Lake City Parametrix employee-owner, Michael Baker recently completed his Master of City and Metropolitan Planning degree at the University of Utah with the help of Parametrix’s educational benefit program.To culminate his degree, Michael participated in ChicagoLAB – an intensive summer research studio and service learning course in which students spent 6 weeks in Chicago meeting with local practitioners, networking and researching planning issues that matter to the city. This year, the project focused on maintaining housing affordability in Chicago’s Puerto Rican and Latino neighborhoods.

In cities everywhere, renters and homeowners are experiencing the increasing pressure of rising housing costs. In Chicago, the construction of the 606 Trail and linear park—like New York’s Highline Trail—sparked skyrocketin... (more)