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"Green" Urban Planning at the Redwood City Forum (TONIGHT, Dec. 4)

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  • Hilary Nixon
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      > Growing Cooler:
      > Climate, Energy, the Economy and Smart Growth
      > David Goldberg
      > Thursday, December 4, 2008
      > 6:00pm
      > The Little Fox Theatre, Downtown Redwood City, 2209 Broadway
      > $10.00 fee payable at door
      > Noted author and journalist DAVID GOLDBERG will be speaking at �The
      > Forum at Redwood City: A Continuing Conversation on City Design� on
      > THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2008, from 6:00 - 7:45pm! Don�t miss this
      > timely presentation on �GROWING COOLER: CLIMATE, ENERGY, THE ECONOMY
      > Even before the recent election, it was becoming clear that we are
      > living in a fundamentally changed world. In the last year, the surge
      > in gas prices sent shockwaves through a nation that already was
      > becoming increasingly anxious about our oil dependence. Coupled with
      > the mortgage meltdown, the higher gas prices fundamentally
      > reoriented the housing market. With a new president and Congress
      > vowing to act on climate change, still more changes are coming in
      > how we heat and cool our buildings, how we get around and how we
      > build our cities and towns. What's next?
      > Mr. Goldberg will present Smart Growth America�s findings, contained
      > in their acclaimed report, �Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban
      > Development and Climate Change,� to show that meeting the growing
      > demand for conveniently located housing in walkable, accessible,
      > compact neighborhoods could significantly reduce the growth in the
      > number of miles Americans drive, shrinking the nation's carbon
      > footprint while giving people more housing choices.
      > Based on a comprehensive review of dozens of research studies, the
      > report that David Goldberg co-authored illustrates that people who
      > move into compact, �green neighborhoods� are making as big a
      > contribution to fighting global warming as those who buy the most
      > efficient hybrid vehicles, but remain in car-dependent areas. Come
      > learn how government regulations, government spending, and
      > transportation policies can help make green neighborhoods more
      > available and more affordable. Join us as we hear about the links
      > between climate, energy, the economy and smart growth and what you
      > can expect in the future as a result of the political changes on the
      > horizon.
      > About David Goldberg
      > David A. Goldberg is the Communications Director for Smart Growth
      > America, where he works to help a coalition of national, state and
      > local groups communicate their values and goals on behalf of better
      > planning and development. He is the author of �Choosing Our
      > Community�s Future: A Citizen�s Guide to Getting the Most from
      > Development,� and �Rethinking the American Dream,� a popular
      > handbook for journalists covering planning issues, as well as
      > numerous articles for magazines, newspapers and journals.
      > Most recently, Mr. Goldberg helped to write the book �Growing
      > Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change,�
      > published by the Urban Land Institute. He also has written guides to
      > planning, development and communications for realtors, housing and
      > transportation advocates, public health officials, foundations and
      > community leaders.
      > As a journalist at The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Mr. Goldberg
      > helped to create the Horizon section, a weekly report on the
      > region�s growth and development issues that ran for nine years. He
      > served on that newspaper�s editorial board from 1999-2002. A
      > graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University�s journalism
      > school, Mr. Goldberg was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard
      > University in 2002-03, and has taught journalism at Emory
      > University. He, his wife, and four children remaining at home live
      > in Decatur, GA, where he is a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
      > About The Forum
      > The Forum at Redwood City is held on the first Thursday of each
      > month, from October through May. Communities By Design (CBD), a
      > local nonprofit, and the City of Redwood Cityjointly produce the
      > Forum, with assistance from Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG). The
      > fee for the Forum is $10 (payable at the door, checks or cash). The
      > Forum is 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 Fox Theatre is limited to persons
      > over 21.) The presentation and discussion is followed by an
      > optional, no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant in downtown Redwood
      > City. A flier for the event is attached.
      > Transportation: For those arriving by car, there is plenty of
      > parking available within a comfortable walk of the Little Fox
      > Theatre. Transit is also a great option, as the Little Fox is also
      > only 2 blocks from the Redwood City Caltrain Station.
      > If you need any additional information, please contact Dan Zack at
      > the City of Redwood City at (650) 780-7363 or dzack@....
      > PLEASE 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 http://www.redwoodcity.org/forum
      > Please join us on December 4th!
      > Dan
      > Dan Zack, AICP
      > Downtown Development Coordinator
      > Community Development Services Department
      > City of Redwood City
      > 1017 Middlefield Road
      > Redwood City CA, 94063
      > 650-780-7363
      > dzack@...
      > www.redwoodcity.org/downtown
      > �Men do not love Rome because she is beautiful; Rome is beautiful
      > because men have loved her.� -Leopold Kohr

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