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Livable Communities Forum Speaker, Thursday, Feb 18, 7pm. Mountain View

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  • Riad El-Bdour
    The Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning is proud to present the first installment in its speaker series, The Liveable Communities Forum!
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2010
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      The Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning is proud to present the first installment in its speaker series, The Liveable Communities Forum!


      Delightful Density
      Strategies for Comfort, Convenience and Choice
      in the Cities of the New Reality

      Dan Zack, Downtown Development Coordinator, Redwood City
      Auditorium, Mountain View Community Center, 201 South Rengstorff Ave.
      7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb 18
      Light refreshments will be served.

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      About the event

      The Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning (MVCSP) is excited to host local planner Dan Zack, renowned for the incredible success of Redwood City's Downtown revitalization and innovative parking system, to deliver his presentation, Delightful Density: Strategies for Comfort, Convenience and Choice in the Cities of the New Reality.

      Cities often limit densities to preserve a community's small town feel, but overdoing it can create a slew of other problems including housing shortages, car dependence, and suburban sprawl. Higher densities can help cities reach their environmental, social, and economic goals while providing wonderful benefits for residents. The challenge is locating, arranging, and designing it to make it delightful! Come participate in this fun, interactive presentation and learn about the rewards of density done right.


      "Increasing density can't be
      perceived as making people take
      their medicine. It must be a
      rewarding choice."
      - Dan Zack
      About The Liveable Communities Forum

      The Liveable Communities Forum is an educational series that will offer a wide range of dynamic speakers on different aspects of land use planning. Whenever possible, presentations will be related to local, timely issues. Part of each event will be devoted to audience questions, so that all attendees can participate in the discussion of what a "sustainable Mountain View" looks like. Delightful Density marks the kick off event in the The Liveable Communities Forum series.

      About the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning

      The MVCSP is a diverse local group formed in 2009 for the purpose of exploring how to make Mountain View the best city it can be through the use of progressive land use planning techniques. Our members include Mountain View residents, employees and business owners. Through community education and direct advocacy work MVCSP works to promote:

      Environmentally conscious decision making.
      The creation of a wide variety of types of homes that people of all incomes can afford.
      A more balanced ratio of homes to jobs within Mountain View.
      A thriving local economy that fosters shopping locally.
      The creation of lively, distinct and interconnected neighborhoods.
      The creation of a comprehensive network of pedestrian, cycling and public transportation amenities.
      For more information contact mvcoalitionsp@....


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