Urban Density = Jobs

From SPUR:

Is economic competitiveness influenced by urban density? Will Bay Area job centers like Silicon Valley be more conducive to job creation if there is less job sprawl and more employment density? Join us for an analysis of the region’s economic trends, the geography of work and a discussion of SPUR’s recommendations for strengthening economic competitiveness by focusing work into denser job centers. With Sujata Srivastava, principal at Strategic Economics, Josh Switzky, of the San Francisco Planning Department, and Egon Terplan from SPUR.

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