Leading the Way to Smart Growth: Lessons from Silicon Valley

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Today’s Headlines

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GG Bridge Toll Hikes Approved; Supes Campos and Breed Only Members Opposed (SFGate) How Many Shuttle Routes Overlap Muni’s? (Exam); Google Donation Won’t Stop SFMTA Lawsuit (Exam) Paltry Drivers Insurance Minimums Leave Everyone Else to Foot the Bill for Ped Injuries (Planetizen) Student Crossing Guard Program Kicks Off at Commodore Sloat Elem. at Ocean and […]

YouChoose Bay Area Santa Clara Forum

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From SVBC: By 2035 there will be an estimated 1.2 million new jobs and 900,000 new households within the Bay Area. Where will all of these people live? Where will the new housing be built? How will people get around? If not planned for and managed carefully, a population increase of this size would compound […]

Grow Smart Bay Area San Jose

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From Greenbelt Alliance: In a tough economic climate, how can we ensure that growth in San Jose benefits all who live, work and play here? Join Greenbelt Alliance and a panel of experts as we discuss the ciritical next steps that the city should take in order to protect its open spaces and maintain its […]

BART to Silicon Valley Community Meetings: Milpitas

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From VTA.org: The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will provide program and construction updates about the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project, including details about near- term activities. Agenda Attendees will receive a general project overview presentation that includes: program and construction updates, near-term project activities, and details regarding upcoming construction work in the […]

Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: SPUR’s Plan for High-Speed Rail

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From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user California High-Speed Rail Authority California’s diverse economy includes two iconic and historically distinct economic districts: Silicon Valley and Hollywood. A recent SPUR paper makes the case that the increasing integration of both economies is further argument for high-speed rail and a demonstration that California might be able to pay for […]