Fixing the Bay Area’s Growth Politics

Though residents of the Bay Area are overwhelmingly aligned on broader political issues, including environmental quality and social justice, divergences happen when we’re asked to weigh in on local issues. But the future of the region depends on finding ways to overcome our internal differences and build a better Bay Area. How can we bridge the political divide that affects policies around growth and development? Hear from our panel, then join in the discussion with your own ideas. Co-presented by Northern California APA.

+ Christine Johnson / SPUR
+ Karen Trapenberg Frick / UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
+ Sara Hinkley / Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley​
+ Alex Schafran / University of Leeds


Free to the public. Our first event of the month in each city is free for everyone.

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