SMART Step Forward: A panel discussion on building vibrant neighborhoods

From Greenbelt Alliance:

As cities lose traditional sources for investing in neighborhoods, like the Redevelopment Agencies, what tools or programs are available for improving sidewalks, building bike lines, and supporting homes for people of all incomes? How will our ability to finance redevelopment affect plans for the neighborhood around the upcoming Guerneville Road SMART station?

Join Greenbelt Alliance, the Accountable Development Coalition, and Conservation Action Fund for Education for A SMART Step Forward: A panel discussion on building vibrant neighborhoods in Sonoma in Santa Rosa and the Bay Area.  

The panel will include transportation, health, and economic development experts.

Free admission, but RSVP is required.


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