From Sunnyvale Cool :
As the Silicon Valley economy rebounds, 67% of the projected job growth and its largest workforce will be in sectors paying less than $50,000 annually. Yet, regional plans for housing and transportation do not meet the needs of this workforce. What are the effects of this shortage of housing and lack of quality transit near job centers on commutes, congestion, social equity and the environment? How can these consequences be addressed?
Vu-Bang Nguyen, Land Use and Housing Coordinator for Urban Habitat, shows how the shortage of housing and lack of quality transit near job centers results in long commutes, congestion, social equity issues and environmental harm and offers solutions. Discussion to follow. Snacks provided.
Hosted by Sunnyvale Cool; made possible by a generous grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Acterra, Transition Silicon Valley, GreenTown Los Altos, the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, Urban Habitat, Transform, the American Planning Association California Northern Section. (AICP CM 1.5 approved) Registration requested: http://sunnyvalecool.eventbrite.com  Free.