SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Vision California: A new tool for modeling smart growth

"Vision California is a project that models different scenarios for how
California can accommodate expected population and employment growth.
Commissioned in part by the California High Speed Rail Authority, this
project assesses how land use and infrastructure investments can meet
state goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With Joe Distefano
and Garlynn Woodsong from Calthorpe Associates."

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From TransForm: UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy is proud to be hosting a public policy, transportation and urban planning conference on California High Speed Rail. Realizing the Vision of a High-Speed Rail System in California: Connecting People While Fostering Prosperity, Smart Growth and Sustainability When: May 2-3, […]

A night at the Oakland Museum of California

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From SPUR: When it opened in 1969, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) signaled the role arts and culture would play in the city’s future. Four decades later, an extensive renovation and expansion by Mark Cavagnero Associates reasserts this vision while respecting the museum’s landmark modernist design. Project director John Fung will elaborate. Afterward, tour goers […]

SPUR Forum: Reflecting China in a California Vision

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From SPUR: At first glance, the effects of China’s recent, rapid urbanization seem hardly relatable to California. But with the state’s population projected to grow 30 percent by 2050, China may be a model to learn from as we move forward. What parallels exist between the paths California and China are taking to better plan […]
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New Website Tracks How Well CA Cap-and-Trade Fights Climate Change

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TransForm has unveiled the Climate Benefits Map, an interactive online tool that provides a centralized source tracking the benefits of California’s cap-and-trade program, which helps fund transit and development projects. The map, currently in beta, will feature all the data available about the various programs and projects funded by the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) and make it available to […]

California High Speed Rail Central Valley Corridor Gets Federal Grant

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $2.4 billion in grants for high speed and commuter rail projects around the country today, including $900 million for various portions of California’s rail network and High-Speed Rail project. US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood compared the initial investment in high-speed rail networks across the country under the Obama Administration […]