WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 14, 2016 -- On the eve of its sold-out HIVE 2016 conference to be held on September 28 and 29 in Los Angeles, Hanley Wood announced today the launch of a new online community focused exclusively on innovation and the role of technology and data in transforming operational, manufacturing, and business ideas and practices in housing. HIVEforhousing.com brings housing’s business and thought leaders, inventors, investors, consumer and data insight pioneers, change agents, and technology developers a new platform for conversation, learning, and action that will change the future of the construction and design disciplines and enhance the way builders, architects, land developers, and place-makers think and work. It offers in-depth, insightful, and important research and engagement to anyone in the housing realm to build the foundation for new initiatives and strategies on their path to success.

The new online community, which is located at www.HIVEforhousing.com, will deliver ongoing original content that showcases the most innovative people and products in housing via videos, blog posts, and articles organized by the five HIVE categories – design, demographics, finance, business management, and products. Community members can subscribe to information-packed newsletters, comment on articles, learn about HIVE 100 Innovators, and more.

“HIVE is about innovation and housing must innovate like all other sectors of the economy,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “The new HIVE website will help the bright minds and thought leaders of the housing ecosystem put their ideas forth and with that visibility start actions that will drive the future of housing. Sometimes the visibility will result in partners aligning on a project, or result in funding, or be the catalyst of a whole new idea. The new site will help promote that type of thinking.”

The online community will include provocative content from HIVE 2016’s deans, including William McDonough, world-renowned expert on environmental design and author; Stuart Miller, CEO, Lennar; Dowell Myers, professor of policy, planning, and demography in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC; Sarah Susanka, author of the popular Not So Big House, and Ivy Zelman, CEO, Zelman & Associates. The dean content includes customized articles and videos to offer community members insight and information on design, demographics, finance, business management, and products. Presentations from HIVE 2016 will be available for on-demand viewing. On social media, community members can access information from the Twitter feed, Facebook page, and LinkedIn page.

“Our new site shares the same goals as the HIVE conference by collecting some of the biggest minds in the building community all in one place to share information, start conversations, and build the foundations for ideas that inspire community members to lead the way in transforming housing,” said John McManus, editorial director-residential group of Hanley Wood. “It is much more than a static website. It’s an incubator for ideas, a place to learn and share, and a place to inspire and get inspired.”

HIVE 2016 is supported by title and underwriting sponsor, Ply Gem, and founding sponsors, Louisiana Pacific (LP), Kohler, and Electrolux. The conference will take place at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE, 900 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, on September 28 and 29, 2016. To register or for more information about the conference, please visit www.hwhive.com.

Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design, and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics- and editorial-driven construction industry database, the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions.