An emerging regional consensus in the Bay Area?

From SPUR:

Many of the most pressing planning questions of our day occur at the regional level: How do we address sea-level rise? How should we alter our land-use patterns to combat climate change? Join leaders of the Bay Area’s four regional agencies to discuss planning for our region’s collective future. With Steve Heminger of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Ezra Rapport of the Association of Bay Area Governments, Will Travis of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and Jack Broadbent of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Moderated by SPUR executive director Gabriel Metcalf.

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SPUR Talk: Metropolitanism versus Local Control in the Bay Area

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SPUR Forum: Modeling the Bay Area

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From SPUR: Regional planning in California may lack strong governance and implementation tools, but it does have increasingly sophisticated modeling tools. The current Plan Bay Area, for instance, is grounded in updated models of the region’s land use and travel patterns over the upcoming decades. Come hear about the transportation model, the land use model […]