SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Job sprawl and the polycentric megaregion

"Is the Google bus the solution or part of the problem? Is job sprawl and employment decentralization a trend that can be reversed? What tools and examples exist to remake how people get to and from work in an increasingly polycentric region? Join SPUR regional planning director Egon Terplan, transit futurist Steve Raney for a discussion on the future of job sprawl and suburbia and its impact on the core cities of the Bay Area and Northern California."

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