Building Oakland

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Oakland is the Bay Area’s third largest city and supports the region’s second most transit-served downtown. In recent years, Oakland has begun major streetscape improvements and neighborhood planning efforts around the Lake Merritt BART station, International Boulevard and other areas. Come learn about the vision for Oakland’s planning and public works future, needed transportation and infrastructure investments, and how to accomplish these in the current fiscal climate. With Oakland Planning and Zoning Deputy Director Eric Angstadt and Iris Starr of the Public Works Agency.

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New Planning-Savvy Advocacy Group Pushes for a People-Friendly Oakland

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A group of planning-savvy Oakland residents and workers has formed Transport Oakland to advocate for sustainable transportation and livable streets. With declining car traffic and exciting developments on the way like bike-share and bus rapid transit, the group says the growing East Bay port city could become a people-friendly mecca — given the right leadership. Transport Oakland […]
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Oakland’s Latham Square: Plaza to the People

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Just two weeks after Oakland’s Latham Square opened on August 16, office workers could be seen arriving in ones and twos at lunchtime. A clutch of high schoolers from the nearby Oakland School For the Arts zoomed in on skateboards and sat together on a big bench in the shade, looking cool and disaffected. The park, which made […]