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CNU NorCal Speaker Series- Heather Fargo: California's Strategic Growth Council

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

Heather Fargo: California's Strategic Growth Council

YOU'RE INVITED!

Wednesday, August 15th
6:00pm (lecture begins at 6:15) 
AIA East Bay 
1405 Clay Street 
Oakland, CA

The California Redevelopment Challenge

Let's start thinking carefully about the policy targets for replacing California's redevelopment program.  

First, consider this very cogent and pointed assessment of the current situation from USC planning professor Lisa Schweitzer. 

This piece is required reading for New Urbanists practicing in California The NU movement here must be seen in context of land use, energy use and the scale of California's economy. http://www.cp-dr.com/node/3141

Retail Update: Simple Suburban Crashes, Complex Urban Thrives

While Sears' K-mart unit struggles downward, the benefits of curated (but higher-cost) stores that require complex urbanism win press: 

Sears to Close 100+ Kmart stores: http://bit.ly/vFXRnR 

Hyper-local markets provide big economic boost: http://bit.ly/s0F1Zr