The Commonwealth Club Presents “Sustainable Urbanism?”

From TransForm:

Stuart Cohen, TransForm’s executive director, and Peter Calthorpe, world-renowned planner, present.

What are cities in the Bay Area and beyond doing to focus growth around existing downtowns and transit? How will California’s new land use law (SB 375) change incentives for land development? Will walkable cities really become reality? How does the federal preference for highway funding impact California’s vision for low-carbon communities? What turf battles prevent greater regional collaboration among various Bay Area agencies? Join us for a conversation about land and mobility in a carbon-constrained world.

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