Date(s) - Dec 17, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sponsored by: APA Housing & Community Development Division
For decades, regional planning promoted growth and development increasingly further away from employment centers. This has resulted in urban sprawl, displacement and gentrification, and the infringement on natural and working lands at the rural-urban interface. This “set it and forget it” approach to planning is not sustainable economically or environmentally. This is particularly true in megaregions like Northern California. This webinar explores how cities and counties adjacent to major employment centers like San Francisco and Silicon Valley have plans for retrofitting these communities to accommodate much needed housing growth and mobility expansion in a way that is equitable and sustainable, both environmentally and economically. Panelists will describe the challenges that metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) face, as well as specific opportunities and programs they are working on to make positive changes that will continue decades into the future.