Audio Podcast: Missing Middle Housing – Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance 10/12/2018

Panelists at the "Missing Middle Housing" program held Oct. 12, 2018 at Drexel University were, from left: Daniel Parolek of Berkeley, CA-based Opticos Design; Sarah Peck of Progressive New Homes, Malvern, PA; Kara Kneidl of 5th Square; and Kevin C. Gillen, Ph.D., senior research fellow at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University


The Missing Middle: Meeting the Housing Demand in Walkable Urban Places


A complete stereo audio recording of the keynote remarks by Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design, and the panel discussion featuring Kevin C. Gillen, Ph.D., senior research fellow at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University; Sarah Peck, owner and president of Progressive New Homes, Malvern, PA; and Kara Kneidl, an advocate for housing transportation cjoices, and inclusive growing neighborhoods at 5th Square.

The entire program runs 1:59:37.

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Steve Lubetkin is the news director for Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a weekly podcast, The CRE News Hour, a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry. From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021,  he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization's 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at