Smart Growth

Rural Economic Development

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – building relationships and keeping rural communities rural Guest & Organization: Kim Dolbow Vann brings more than 20 years of experience and dedication to economic development and the improvement of rural life. As USDA Rural Development State Director, Vann oversees a $6.7 billion portfolio, more than 40 programs…

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Lyft – Fighting Climate Change One Ride at a Time

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – transportation, climate change and sustainability goals Guest & Organization: Sam Arons is the Director of Sustainability at Lyft. Sam oversees the company’s sustainability and climate impact efforts. He plays an essential role in helping Lyft achieve its Climate Impact Goals to address the threat posed by global…

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The Sustainable City with Dr. Steven Cohen

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – importance of cities as the center of industry and life Guest & Organization: The Research Program is led by Dr. Steven Cohen, Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also Director of the Master of Public…

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UrbanFootprint

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – data-driven tools to assist in decision making Guest & Organization: Joe DiStefano is Principal and Co-Founder of UrbanFootprint (formerly Calthorpe Analytics). He leverages more than 20 years of experience in land use and transportation planning in leading the development and deployment of the UrbanFootprint software platform. His…

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Small Cities and the Transportation Revolution

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – emerging mobility trends Guest & Organization: Christopher Cabaldon was first elected Mayor of West Sacramento in 1998, and is serving his ninth term. He is the first mayor elected directly by the voters of the city, after serving three terms on the city council. The Sacramento Bee…

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