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"Sustainable for Whom?"

Professor Karen Chapple, UC Berkeley
When
Jan 15, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Contact Phone
916-445-5100
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Sustainable for Whom? California’s Experiment in Regional Planning for Neighborhoods, Jobs and Housing


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Karen Chapple
Faculty Director, Center for Community Innovation
Professor of City and Regional Planning
University of California Berkeley

Professor Karen Chappele
California is a global leader in sustainability planning, but implementation of AB 32 and SB 375 is creating new tensions between planning for sustainability and equity. This talk discusses the conflicts between smart growth and opportunity for low-income residents in California's strong market regions, as well as emerging local and regional strategies to preserve housing and jobs.
Karen Chapple, Ph.D., is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the UC Berkeley, and serves also as Interim Director of the Institute for Urban & Regional Development. Chapple specializes in housing, community and economic development, as well as regional planning. Her recent book is entitled Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development. She is currently leading a $750,000 study for the California Air Resource Board on new methodologies to study displacement in transit neighborhoods. In her capacity as faculty director of the UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation, she has led research on the potential for gentrification and displacement near transit-oriented development; more effective planning for affordable housing and economic development near transit; the relationship between the arts, commercial and residential revitalization in low-income neighborhoods; and the role of the green economy and industrial land in the California economy. Chapple holds a B.A. in Ur-ban Studies from Columbia University, an M.S.C.R.P from the Pratt Institute, and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She has served on the faculties of the University of Minnesota and the University of Pennsylvania. From 2006-2009, she held the Theodore Bo and Doris Shoong Lee Chair in Environ-mental Design. She is a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Building Resilient Regions.

 

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