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August 2021

What Will It Take to Prioritize Transit on Bay Area Corridors?

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $10
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

As the pandemic is beginning to lift, Bay Area residents have begun returning to work and traveling more frequently in general, traffic congestion is returning with them — and in some cases it is even worse than before the pandemic. Putting more people in fewer vehicles is one solution to this gridlock, but we need to prioritize buses and other transit to more effectively cut through traffic. Without a regionally-coordinated plan, how can the Bay Area better support transit on

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Humboldt County’s Climate Action Plan

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1.0

In 2006, California established its first statewide greenhouse gas reduction target and began developing policies and programs to cut emissions. City and County governments soon followed suit by creating local Climate Action Plans. To date, over 40% of cities and counties in the state have completed a CAP. These CAPs outline the specific actions an agency will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that occur within their jurisdiction boundaries. The County of Humboldt is currently working with the seven cities

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The Future of the Guadalupe River is Just Around the Riverbend

August 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

For the past two years, SPUR, in collaboration with the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, has been undertaking a multi-phase study that plans for the future of the Guadalupe River Park, one of downtown San José’s most important, but underutilized, assets. Recent studies done as part of this effort have focused on both the river’s natural ecology and its current and potential economic impact. What was discovered during those analyses and, more importantly, how should the city leverage the abundant resources

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How to Build Homes for the Middle Class

August 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
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CM Credits: 1

It’s not news that California is deeply entrenched in a housing crisis, for which the only solution is building more homes. Beyond even where that housing should be built, for whom they should be built is a common topic of argument. There’s no question that significant numbers of homes must be produced for very low- and low-income residents. But the high construction costs in the San Francisco Bay Area are also pricing out moderate income people in the workforce. Without

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September 2021

The Missing Middle

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1.0

As California grapples with the need for affordable housing and housing in general, infill projects take a front row seat. How can communities encourage higher density housing that is affordable to middle class workers without infringing on many communities’ desire to limit multifamily housing projects? Tony Perez (Opticos Design) is a Missing Middle Housing expert working with communities to establish and translate policy direction into clear and implementable development standards. Missing Middle Housing is a range of smaller units in

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