Past Event

Saltworks and Beyond

Tue, Oct 18 2011 - 11:30am

Saltworks and Beyond

Peter Calthorpe, Principal Architect, Peter Calthorpe Associates
David Lewis, Executive Director, Save the Bay
Jack Matthews, Mayor, San Mateo

Is DMB Associates' proposal to build 12,000 homes on Cargill's salt ponds in Redwood City an example of smart growth, or just dirty old development? Calthorpe and supporters say it will preserve half of the former wetlands and provide funds for needed transit and reduce greenhouse gases by putting housing closer to jobs. Lewis and other opponents say it will destroy sensitive habitat, cause freeway congestion and create other headaches. San Mateo Mayor Matthews will discuss how that city managed to redevelop the Bay Meadows race track into a transit oriented neighborhood. Is that a model for others? Where else can the Bay Area add needed homes while creating resilient communities fortified to withstand possible extreme weather coming our way?

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 11 a.m. check-in, 11:30 a.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID).
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.