"Twelve Dollar Sandwich: Smart Growth at a Crossroads"
Wednesday, November 19, 6-8 pm
6:00 - 8:00 pm
East Bay Community Foundation
James Irvine Conference Center
353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA
Sarah Filley, Cofounder and Executive Director, Popuphood
Vinita Goyal, Regional Planner, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
Jeremy Madsen, Executive Director, Greenbelt Alliance
Fernando Marti, Co-director, Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO)
From the website:
"Join us for an interactive panel discussion by advocates, organizers, and policymakers to examine how Smart Growth is changing the face of Bay Area communities and whether it can contribute to regional equity.
Smart Growth policies are meant to encourage dense walkable neighborhoods that mix residential and commercial development, connect people with efficient public transportation, and prevent sprawl. The success of these policies has contributed to a “rediscovery of the city”. But what does development guided by the principles Smart Growth look like from the perspective of existing residents? How do we reconcile the values of the Smart Growth movement with the displacement of entire communities as a result of rampant real estate speculation and an influx of affluent populations?"