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."


Realizing the Vision of a High-Speed Rail System in California

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

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 […]

Thursday Jobs Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers. Looking for a job? Here are the current listings: Executive Director of the Institute for Quality Communities, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma The University […]

SPUR Forum: Reflecting China in a California Vision

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 […]