Event: The Northern California Megaregion: Policy Challenges and Choices

On March 19, SPUR, the Bay Area Council and Regional Plan Association of New York will host a public panel discussion at SPUR in San Francisco on the Northern California megaregion. Building on the work of these three organizations, there has been increasing awareness about the economic, cultural, and ecological connections across Northern California. What does this awareness mean practically? What are the pressing challenges at the megaregion scale and what are the opportunities to form political alliances and cooperate on key issues such as land use, air quality, and housing policies? Panelists will discuss policy implications and responses to this emerging geography, with time for audience questions and discussion.

Panelists include: Gabriel Metcalf, Executive Director of SPUR; Jim Wunderman, President & CEO of the Bay Area Council; Carol Whiteside, Founder of the Great Valley Center; Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of PolicyLink; and the Honorable Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento. The panel will be moderated by Robert Yaro, President of Regional Plan Association.

The event will take place March 19, 2008 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 a.m. At SPUR, 312 Sutter St. (at Grant), 2nd Floor, San Francisco.

SPUR is located close to the Powell St. BART station and several Muni lines.
The forum is open to the public, free for members and $5 for non-members.
RSVP to info@SPUR.org

Download the Brochure.