Reuse aims to expand affordable housing, Kohler’s vision for environmental sustainability

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Small white homes are set up in a residential space.
People walk around the small homes set up on Dairy Drive for people experiencing homelessness Saturday, Nov. 23, 2021 in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

As Wisconsin and the nation confront a shortage of affordable housing, we explore the possibilities of adaptive reuse of buildings. Then, we are joined by Kohler’s first chief officer of sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Featured in this Show

  • How communities can reuse existing buildings to meet affordable housing needs

    Wisconsin is short more than 120,000 affordable housing units for families living below the poverty line, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. A researcher at the American Planning Association shares how existing buildings can be reused to meet family needs.

  • Kohler taps new executive to oversee sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion

    Founded more than a century ago in Sheboygan, Kohler Co. is known for its kitchen and bath products. This year, the company appointed its first executive dedicated to sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. We speak with Laura Kohler about her new role.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Jo Peña Guest
  • Laura Kohler Guest

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