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What If the Bay Area Were One City?

Photo by flickr user PSD

It’s rare for cities to amalgamate into a unified region — New York City and Toronto are two key North American examples — but there are arguable benefits to doing so. How would the Bay Area be different if it followed this path and elected a single mayor and city council for a new city of 8 million people? What would the impacts be on housing, transportation and planning? Explore the pros and cons of how such a city would work.

+ Ryan Russo / Oakland Department of Transportation
+ Dan Adams / San Francisco Office of Housing and Community Development
+ Tim Rood / San Jose Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
+ Egon Terplan / SPUR

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