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California’s Next Generation of Infrastructure and How It will Reshape Urban Form

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
5:30pm (presentation begins at 5:45pm), wine and cheese reception follows presentation
$15.75 AIA and APA members; $20.75 Guests
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1.5 CES/CM LUs

While today’s transportation investments give new emphasis to walkable transit-oriented development (such as through high-speed rail, transit, and complete streets), new technology and information infrastructure suggest continuation of diffuse settlement patterns.

How will the next generation of California infrastructure — physical and digital — transform the face of communities? How will the structure/form of transportation and information infrastructure reshape the function/form of communities and regions?  And how responsive will these changes be toward addressing social, economic and environmental challenges?

Please join our panel of experts as we consider alternative futures for California at an event co-sponsored by AIA East Bay and Northern California APA.

Speakers include:

Joe DiStefano, AICP, Calthorpe Associates:
Joe DiStefano leads the regional and large-scale master planning team at Calthorpe Associates. He is an urban planner with more than 17 years of experience in land use and transportation planning and policy at the regional, local, and corridor scales. His work and research spans from federal and local transportation and land use planning and policy to transit-oriented design and implementation strategies. He also specializes in the relationship between land use and climate and energy impacts.

Anthony Bruzzone, AICP, Arup:
Anthony Bruzzone is an expert in transit operations and is one of the most highly regarded transportation planners in the Bay Area. His 30 year career encompasses transit service and operations planning, capital project and airport experience, specifically operations planning for San Francisco’s $1 billion downtown Transbay Transit Center project and BART. He is also leading the regional service design effort for MTC’s Transit Sustainability Program. Prior to joining Arup, Tony was AC Transit’s Manager of Service and Operations Planning where he coordinated day-to-day operations planning needs, coordinated and managed various bus corridor studies and was liaison for the Transbay project.

Issi Romem, PhD Economist, OnPoint Analytics:
Issi Romem is an urban economist who has researched and published on how the next generation of information technology will change settlement patterns and the way people live, and most notably on the implications of driverless cars.   He is a lecturer in the economics department at the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated and has focused on urban and real estate economics. He is presently an associate at OnPoint Analytics and has consulted to the Bay Area Council Economic Institute on matters involving transportation, real estate and the regional economy.

Matthew Taecker, AIA, AICP, Principal, Taecker Planning and Design– Moderator
Matt Taecker has worked with public agencies and private developers across the nation, and has Taecker has devoted the largest part of his thirty-year career toward the challenges – and unique opportunities – presented by economic revitalization, infill development, and transit-oriented development.  Taecker has developed plans for cities and developers and in a wide variety of settings (including new growth, large-scale redevelopment, and incremental infill and revitalization), and at different scales (from complete streets to regional corridors). Taecker has specialized expertise with the development of downtowns and other high-density urban centers, including Berkeley’s Downtown projects, which received the 2014 National American Planning Association’s award for “Best Practices.”

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