Author: Nicholas Julian

Nicholas Julian

Nicholas Julian is program manager, land use, for the National Association of Home Builders.

High Performance Homes: Takeaways from the Pacific Northwest

Low energy bills, reduced carbon footprint, and record sales are just a few reasons why green homes are appealing to both homebuyers and builders. The award-winning Georgetown Flora Green home blends sustainable innovation with classic architectural features allowing it to appear as if it has always been part of the historic Seattle neighborhood. The home […]


South Side Success

An Ohio urban infill project shows how housing can provide the foundation for good health and employment.


5G: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Along with the positives of new technologies often come unintended—or previously unidentified—complications. NAHB recently reported on the potential land use implications of electric car charging stations and their accompanying infrastructure. Another new mobile broadband technology called 5G may impact land use in a similar manner. What is 5G, and how is it different than 4G? […]


Making Housing Options Work

NAHB’s new report, “Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes,” explores the issues involved in generating a greater mix of housing types and highlights successful efforts across the nation.


Why a “Ban” on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Recently, the state of Oregon has moved to use the power of policy to influence housing affordability, diversity and flexibility. In what some are calling an effective ban on single-family zoning, the state is requiring that multifamily units be allowed on land previously reserved just for single-family homes. Oregon H.B. 2001, effective Aug. 8, 2019, […]


Diversifying Housing Options

A new NAHB report examines the issues involved in building a greater mix of housing types and provides best practices on regulatory and design options and barriers.


Taking Charge: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Land Use

Many American cities were designed around the use of cars; what could the future of cities look like as traditional cars are replaced with new forms of transportation such as electric vehicles? As electric vehicles increase in prominence so will publicly available charging stations, undoubtedly having an impact on land use.   Electric vehicles are […]