Peter Katz' Presentation, Dec. 3-- Beyond Zoning: New Approaches to Development Regulation
- On behalf of Communities By Design (CBD), a local nonprofit, and the
City of Redwood City, I am writing to invite you to an upcoming educational
forum on urban design on Wednesday, December 3, 2003, from 6:00 -
7:30pm in Redwood City.
Please help us "get the word out" about this exciting event by sharing
this information with your staff and colleagues who might be interested in
If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me
in the City of Redwood City at (650) 780-7237 or
Jointly produced by CBD and Redwood City, the goal of "The Forum at
Redwood City" is to provide an on-going venue for professional-level education
and dialogue about urban design issues.
The first event in this exciting series will feature a presentation on
"Beyond Zoning: New Approaches to Development Regulation" by Peter Katz,
author of "The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community," and
founding Executive Director of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Peter's presentation on December 3rd on "Beyond Zoning: New Approaches
to Development Regulation" will address the following:
Forward-thinking local governments are increasingly looking to new
strategies to accommodate future growth. Why is zoning, long the
mainstay of American planning, coming to be seen as an impediment to true new
development types? Why are developers, who are typically concerned with
flexibility above all else, starting to embrace these new regulatory
approaches? How do such codes address issues such as housing
affordability? Increased automobile dependence? Property rights? And why are issues of
architectural style the least important element in this new approach?
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 downtown Redwood City.
The presentation and discussion will be followed by an optional, no-host
dinner at nearby Siciliano Ristorante Italiano, located at 2397 Broadway in
downtown Redwood City, so that interested individuals can join the
guest speaker and other Forum participants for continued discussion and
The target audience for the Forum includes planning directors, planning
commissioners, city managers, and city council members from cities
throughout the Bay Area, as well as urban designers, architects,
planners and community leaders from the region.
We hope to see you at the upcoming Forum on December 3rd! Please help us "get the word out!"
Tom Passanisi, AICP
Phone: (650) 780-7237;
FAX: (650) 780-0128
Dayana Salazar, Interim Chair
Urban and Regional Planning Department
San Jose State University