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Smart Growth

Tax Policy and Urban Form

Topic: The relationship between tax and land use policies Guest & Organization: Joe Minicozzi is an urban planner imagining new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design and economics. Joe founded Urban3 to break down and visualize the market dynamics created by tax and land use policies. Urban3’s work is establishing new…


Realtors Promoting Smart Growth

Topic: Smart growth and the real estate industry Guest & Organization: Hugh Morris has practiced urban planning for twenty-five years with a focus on transportation issues. After graduating from UCLA with a Masters in Planning, he spent five years with a transportation consulting firm working on transit plans, travel demand forecasting models, and travel surveys. He spent…


Recovering from Wildfire in Northern California

Topic: Wildfire recovery in wine country Guest & Organization: Chris Coursey grew up in a military family, and by the time he graduated from college had never lived in any city for more than three years. He came to Santa Rosa in 1980 to take a job that he thought would be a brief stop in his…


The Next Generation of Public Service

Topic: Supporting the next generation of young leaders Guest & Organization: Danielle Metzinger is a Learning and Development Specialist at CalSTRS, and serves as Membership Lead for NxtGov including administering the new NxtGov Ambassador Program. Danielle’s interest in public service led her from the nonprofit to the public sector in 2013 when she began her…


Watersheds and Homelessness – Part 2

Topic: Homelessness and water resource protection Guest & Organization: Mike Antos is a Senior Watershed Manager for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, facilitating the One Water One Watershed program and leading engagement with members of disadvantaged communities for collaborative watershed management. Mike holds a PhD in Geography from UCLA where he remains a member…