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Robert Ogilvie: Healthy Places-A Key to Growing Strong

Healthy Places: A Key to Growing Strong
A lecture by Robert Ogilvie, PhD

Co-sponsored by the Congress of New Urbanism, Northern California

Wednesday, September 19
Cost: Free AIA and CNU members; $5 non-members

Please click here to RSVP. An informal reception accompanies the lecture.

About the speaker: Robert Ogilvie is the vice president for strategic engagement at ChangeLab Solutions. Over the past 15 years he has worked extensively in community development and planning to help improve low- and middle-income neighborhoods. Prior to joining ChangeLab Solutions, he served as a faculty member in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley, as a consultant to city and county governments, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood activists, and as director of volunteers at the Partnership for the Homeless in New York City.

He is the author of Voluntarism, Community Life, and the American Ethic (Indiana University Press, 2004), an examination of why people volunteer and how local organizations create community. Robert holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University and is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and the University of South Carolina.

Heather Fargo Lecture

Wednesday, August 15th
6:00pm (lecture begins at 6:15) 
AIA East Bay
1405 Clay Street
Oakland, CA

Cost: Free for AIA/CNU NorCal members; $5 non-members
1.5 CES LUs

Click here to register.

Join CNU NorCal and AIA East Bay on Tuesday, June 10th to hear Heather Fargo discuss the future of California’s Strategic Growth Council, followed by a casual wine and cheese reception.

Heather’s presentation will:

  1. Focus on urban centers and their edges, and why each is important to CA;
  2. Discuss the future of cities in CA – the need for and barriers to infill development, and the state’s role in facilitating sustainable development;
  3. Share the changing conversation about planning in CA and the challenges we face in making city living work; and
  4. Describe the critical steps in revitalizing Sacramento’s central city as Mayor.

About the speakerHeather Fargo is the first Executive Policy Officer for the California Strategic Growth Council. She was appointed in June 2010. Heather served as Mayor of Sacramento CA from 2000-2008, and on the city council from 1989-2000. During that time, she served on the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, serving as chair during the development of the Regional Blueprint.

At SACOG, Heather Fargo helped to expand the board to include all cities and counties within the region. She also served as chair of the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA), and assured that flood protection was provided in an environmentally appropriate way.

Heather Fargo served on numerous other boards, and was instrumental in the revitalization of Sacramento’s central city and neighborhoods, the Sacramento River Waterfront Plan, the new General Plan, the city’s first Sustainability Master Plan in 2007, and the expansion of health care, education and green technology as core elements of the Sacramento economy. Heather Fargo served on the board of the CA League of Cities and as their president in 2008. She also served on the advisory board of the US Conference of Mayors. From 1975-2003, she worked for the CA Department of Parks and Recreation in a variety of positions. She is a graduate of UCD and a resident of Sacramento.

Cost: Free for AIA/CNU NorCal members; $5 non-members
1.5 CES LUs
Click here to register.