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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