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  • Dayana Salazar
    DON’T MISS OUT!!!! Great Cities, Great Streets: Insights into Successful City Planning Allan Jacobs Wednesday, October 5, 2005 6:00pm The Little Fox Theatre,
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      DON’T MISS OUT!!!!

      Great Cities, Great Streets: Insights into Successful
      City Planning

      Allan Jacobs

      Wednesday, October 5, 2005


      The Little Fox Theatre, Downtown Redwood City

      $10.00 fee payable at door


      To kick-off the 2005-2006 season, author, professor
      and city planning expert ALLAN JACOBS will be speaking
      at “The Forum at Redwood City: A Continuing
      Conversation on City Design” on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5,
      2005, from 6:00 - 7:45pm! Don’t miss this exciting
      presentation on Great Cities, Great Streets: Insights
      into Successful City Planning. Please join us for a
      provocative look into the role of great streets and
      great boulevards in great cities.

      About Allan Jacobs

      Allan Jacobs has studied the best examples of streets
      and boulevards from all over the world in order to
      explore what makes great public streets. His book,
      “Great Streets,” is “a text that has become widely
      revered and is used universally by students and
      practitioners. It has had extraordinary influence on
      city design” (as quoted from the Committee for the
      1999 Kevin Lynch Award which was awarded to Allan
      Jacobs). “The Boulevard Book: History, Evolution,
      Design of Multiway Boulevards” includes examples of
      more than fifty boulevards and explores how multiway
      boulevards respond to many issues that are central to
      urban life, including livability, mobility, safety,
      interest, economic opportunity, mass transit and open

      A member of the Department of City and Regional
      Planning at the University of California at Berkeley
      since 1975, Mr. Jacobs also taught at the University
      of Pennsylvania. He is the author of four books and is
      perhaps best known for his publications and extensive
      research in the field of urban design. He has served
      as a consultant in city planning and urban design for
      many cities including Curitiba, Brazil. He served as
      the Director of Planning for the City and County of
      San Francisco from 1967-1975, and prior to that worked
      in the cities of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Cleveland,
      Ohio and Calcutta, India. He now works as a consultant
      designing streets and boulevards, including the just
      opened Octavia Boulevard in San Francisco.

      On October 5, Mr. Jacobs will be sharing his insights
      for not only how to create great streets and
      boulevards – but how to create great cities.

      We invite you to join the region’s top planners,
      architects, designers and community leaders as they
      gather in Redwood City on October 5th for an exciting
      evening of engaging presentation and lively dialogue.

      About The Forum

      The Forum at Redwood City is jointly produced by
      Communities By Design (CBD), a local nonprofit, and
      the City of Redwood City, with assistance from MIG.
      The fee for the Forum is $10 (payable at the door,
      checks or cash). The Forum will be held at the Little
      Fox Theatre, located at 2209 Broadway in Redwood City.
      Doors open at 5:30pm. (Please note that due to State
      regulations, attendance at the Little Fox Theatre is
      limited to persons over 21.) The presentation and
      discussion will be followed by an optional, no-host
      dinner with the speaker at a nearby restaurant in
      downtown Redwood City. A flier for the event is

      Transportation: For those arriving by car, there is
      plenty of parking available within a comfortable walk
      of the Little Fox (Click here for parking
      information). Transit is also a great option, as the
      Little Fox is also only 2 blocks from the Redwood City
      Caltrain Station. For Caltrain schedule information,
      click here. Click here for a map of the area.

      If you need any additional information, please contact
      Dan Zack at the City of Redwood City at (650) 780-7363
      or dzack@....

      HELP US GET THE WORD OUT! Please share this
      information with your colleagues who might be
      interested in attending.

      For summaries of past Forums, visit

      The Forum at Redwood City: A Continuing Conversation
      on City Design continues the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE
      MONTH, now through May 2006. We hope to see you on
      October 5th!

      <<October 2005 Flyer Jacobs.pdf>>


      Dan Zack, AICP

      Downtown Development Coordinator

      City of Redwood City, Redevelopment Division

      1017 Middlefield Road

      Redwood City, CA 94063

      (650) 780-7363


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