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    Thanks to Catherine Cecchi of Climate Plan: Housing CA is putting the 4/26 workshop together -- Ive attached a flier that has a little more info. I think
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    Thanks to Catherine Cecchi of Climate Plan:


    Housing CA is putting the 4/26 workshop together -- Ive attached a flier that has a little more info.  I think they're having a number of folks come to talk about the various components.  If you want, check in with Julie Snyder of Housing CA for more specifics... her email is jsnyder@....

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    Catherine


    Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 18:20:12 -0400
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    Subject: Weekly Update - April 6th, 2010

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    Weekly Update is a compilation of news articles and announcements related to climate change and land use in California.  Contact Catherine Cecchi at catherine@... for more information or to submit an article/event. 



    Announcements & Resources

    US DOT Highlights Transportation For America Poll Results
    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood highlighted some new national polling results from Transportation for America yesterday, noting that the results reinforce his vision for expanding transportation opportunities for Americans.  He notes that according to T4A, the survey indicates  "the desire to increase the amount of funding allocated to options beyond roads and highways was shared across demographic, geographic and political lines."  Sec. LaHood goes on to say:  "This is precisely what I've been talking about here in this blog with regard to livability, transit, and walking and biking. I have traveled all over this country in the past 14 months, and everywhere I go people want better options. Options that offer reduced greenhouse-gas emissions. Options that offer reduced fuel-consumption. Options that offer better health. Options that bring communities together."
    Click here for the full blog entry.


    Sustainable Communities Strategies 101:
    An In Depth Introduction to California's New Planning Law
    Housing California  invites you to participate in a five hour training that will provide an in-depth look at the new Sustainable Community Strategy and what it means for building healthy and inclusive communities in California. The training is for advocates of all levels and backgrounds, and will answer questions on the relationship between AB 32 and SB 375, how housing factors into transportation and land use planning, and what a sustainable community looks like.
    Date: Monday, April 26th, 2010
    Location: Sacramento Convention Center
    Time: 12pm - 5pm
    Click here to download more information (PDF).
    RSVP to Nathan Catalineby April 16th. Please indicate if you would like a box lunch, the cost is $20 per person.

    New Report: Job Sprawl and the Suburbanization of Poverty
    The Brookings Institution - By Michael Stoll and Steven Raphael
    In nearly all metropolitan areas in the United States, jobs have been moving to the suburbs for several decades. In the largest metropolitan areas between 1998 and 2006, jobs shifted away from the city center to the suburbs in virtually all industries. As the U.S. population also continues to suburbanize, larger proportions of metropolitan area employment and population are locating beyond the traditional central business districts along the nation's suburban beltways and the more distant fringes. Understanding the association between employment decentralization and the suburbanization of poverty is important because of the continued growth of the suburban poor.
    Link for more information.
    Download the report (PDF).

    New Report: Creating Successful Transit-Oriented Districts in Los Angeles
    A Citywide Toolkit for Achieving Regional Goals
    The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) was funded by Caltrans to assess why stations are - or are not - supporting transit-oriented characteristics, and to identify strategies that could help station areas achieve high transit ridership, lower VMT, provide housing for a mix of incomes and guard against displacement, and create healthy, prosperous neighborhoods where people of all incomes have a multitude of travel options. In completing this assessment, CTOD has created numerous GIS-based and other data evaluation tools to help practitioners evaluate existing conditions and categorize existing and planned fixed-guideway station areas in the City of Los Angeles according to a variety of place types that provide a sense of their density, scale and mix of uses.
    Download the Report (PDF).


    Recent News

    Q.&A.: Transportation Secretary on Biking, Walking and 'What Americans Want'
    New York Times - April 5th, 2010
    By Leora Broydo Vestel
    The United States transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, recently caused a stir when he proclaimed that bicycling and walking should be given the same consideration as motorized transport in state and local transit projects. Supporters, who continue to post notes of adulation and thanks on Mr. LaHood's Facebook page, say the acknowledgment of biking and walking as legitimate modes of transportation is long overdue. Critics, conversely, believe the secretary is taking the country in the wrong direction.
    Link to article.


    Americans rebuild for the 'new urban century'
    CNN - April 1st, 2010
    By John Blake

    In Charlotte, North Carolina, commuters zip along a sparkling new light rail system into a booming downtown district. In Sacramento, California, construction workers hammer away at the next generation of green buildings. And in New York City, rush-hour commuters pedal across popular bike paths that have spread like kudzu across the metropolis. Those snapshots from cities across America offer a glimpse of the future. Americans are rebuilding their cities and communities to make people, not cars, the center of a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, urban planners and transportation experts say.
    Link to article.

    New Survey: 84% of Transit Agencies Facing Fare Hikes, Service Cuts
    Capitol Hill Streetsblog - April 1st, 2010
    By Elana Schor

    Budget shortfalls exacerbated by the lingering recession have forced 84 percent of local transit agencies to hike fares, cut service, or begin considering one or both of those options since the beginning of 2009, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). APTA's bleak survey reflects data from 151 rail and bus systems throughout the nation, which together carry more than eight of every 10 U.S. transit riders. Sixty-nine percent of that group reported looming budget gaps for the coming fiscal year, with 11 agencies facing a deficit larger than 20 percent.
    Link to article.
    Download the report (PDF).

    Council approves EIR for Curtis Park Village project
    Sacramento Bee - April 1st, 2010
    By Jim Wasserman

    Plans to build a new generation of housing and stores on an abandoned railyard in Sacramento's historic Curtis Park made a significant leap Thursday as the City Council voted 9-0 to approve the 72-acre project's massive environmental impact report. "If we can't develop this, we can't do infill. If we can't do infill, we can't meet the objectives of SB 375 (a state law to encourage more development in existing areas)," said City Councilwoman Lauren Hammond, minutes before voting on a Curtis Park Village project years in the making and located on a toxic state Superfund site. "We're not going to get to AB 32 (a law to curb greenhouse gas emissions)," added the councilwoman, who represents Curtis Park, "because we're never going to get out of our cars."
    Link to article.

    Rev. Jackson Joins Labor, Enviro Groups in Call for Transit Funding
    Streetsblog New York - April 1, 2010
    By Noah Kazis

    At a rally yesterday headlined by Rev. Jesse Jackson, a new coalition of labor unions and environmental organizations stood together to demand more funding for transit agencies across the country. With service cuts afflicting bus and train riders in dozens of major cities, the "Keep America Moving" coalition is focused on securing funds to maintain transit service. Their first goal is passing legislation in Congress that would make federal operating aid for transit permanent. The star of the rally was Jackson, introduced by Congressman Charlie Rangel as someone who "not only brings a political stimulus, but answers to a higher power." Calling the budgetary woes of the nation's transit agencies part of "the heart of the urban crisis," Jackson told the crowd that "we must now bail out from the bottom-up," beginning with urban transit. 
    Link to article.

    Candor useful when tackling new policies
    Ventura County Star - March 31st, 2010
    By Rachel Morris

    What kind of seminar would a coalition of business, real estate, construction and housing professionals host to discuss California's sweeping climate change and stormwater laws? With a title like "The Perfect Storm ... A Tsunami of New Legislation," the forecast didn't smack of objective dialogue. As a green advocate feeling like a chicken at a pot-pie-tasting contest, I headed over to the Camarillo Education Conference Center. As it turns out, the dramatic language was just the ticket to pack the hall with over 250 planners, elected officials, business advocates and green advocates like myself on March 19. The crux of the topic was how to include the third "E" - the economy (the other two being environment and equity) - when implementing AB32, SB375, and MS4.
    Link to article.



     
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    Calendar

    Walk San Diego Lunch Series: "SB 375: What it means to San Diego"
    April 9th, 12:00-1:00 P.M
    A forum to exchange information and ideas on walkability in the San Diego Region. Our special guest presenter will be Hannah Cohen, The Cohen Group Location: 193 Horton Plaza, 1st level, (Next to Victoria's Secret)
    Suggested Lunch Donation is $5.00, $7.00 at the door.
    Please RSVP to Cynthia Offenhauer . Free Parking at Horton Plaza Garage. Many transit routes available, click here for more information.

    Creating Green Jobs in Transportation
    In conjunction with Climate Action Reserve's annual conference, Navigating the American Carbon World, there will be a complimentary pre-conference session on transforming the global multi-modal system into a cleaner and more efficient system that will create new industries and jobs. 
    Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm.
    Date: April 14, 2010
    Location: Marquis Marriott Hotel
    RSVP to Nicholas Anduze
    This session is free of charge.

    Sustainable Communities Strategies 101:
    An Introduction to California's New Planning Law

    Housing California  invites you to participate in a five hour training that will look at the new Sustainable Community Strategy and what it means for building healthy and inclusive communities.
    Date: Monday, April 26th, 2010
    Location: Sacramento Convention Center
    Time: 12pm - 5pm
    Click here to download for information (PDF). 
    RSVP to Nathan Catalineby April 16th. Please indicate if you would like a box lunch, the cost is $20 per person.

    Measure R & Beyond
    Move LA's Transportation Funding Conference

    April 29th, 8:30-4:00
    The Center at Cathedral Plaza
    555 West Temple St.
    Los Angeles, CA
    Click here for more info or call 310-310-2390.

    Planners Network - 2010 Conference
    "Toward a Just Metropolis"

    June 16-20, 2010
    San Francisco East Bay Area
    (exact location TBA)
    This joint conference of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, New Village Press, Planners Network, Young Planners Network, Association for Community Design, and The Center for the Living City merges the annual conferences of these national and international organizations, which have brought together progressive urbanists and innovative ideas for more than three decades. 
    Click here for more info.

    ProWalk/ProBike Conference 2010
    "Bringing Livable Communities and Regions to Scale" 

    September 13-17, 2010
    Chattanooga, TN
    Click here for more info.



     
     

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    Sacramento, CA  95814
    www.climateplan.org
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