Smart Growth Strategies: a Mayor’s Perspective

From SPUR:

What will be the future of California’s sprawling suburbs? What planning challenges do we face in the current economic climate? And what planning strategies can we learn from other cities? Ventura Mayor Bill Fulton, also an author and a principal at DC&E | The Planning Center, will discuss strategies for the future planning and design of metropolitan regions. Fulton will draw upon his recent experience in Ventura and his influential career in the planning and economic development fields.

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