Past Event

Sustainable Urbanism?

Wed, May 25 2011 - 10:00am

Sustainable Urbanism

Peter Calthorpe, Founder, Calthorpe Associates; Author, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

How should the climate imperative change community design? What is sustainable urbanism? Will federal and state governments make long-term investments in public mobility when they are in such dire fiscal straits? What are China and other countries doing to build smarter cities from the beginning? Join us for a conversation with one of the fathers of new urbanism.

Time: 9:30 a.m. check-in, 10-11  a.m. program

Networking break: 11-11:30 a.m.

Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm
Mike Ghielmetti, President, Signature Development Group
Ezra Rapport, Executive Director, Association of Bay Area Governments

What are cities in the Bay Area and beyond doing to focus growth around existing downtowns and transit? How will California’s new land use law (SB 375) change incentives for land development? Will walkable cities really become reality? How does the federal preference for highway funding impact California’s vision for low-carbon communities? What turf battles prevent greater regional collaboration among various Bay Area agencies? Join us for a conversation about land and mobility in a carbon-constrained world.

Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. program
Location:
SF Club Office
Cost: $65 standard, $45 members, $15 students (with valid ID). This price includes all morning sessions.
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.