Stockton featured in Atlantic Cities

Last month, Atlantic Cities, an awesome site for learning about smart growth and urban planning, did a write up about Stockton’s current state of affairs from a planning prospective. The article points out a lot of things I will eventually discuss in the blog, such as how the city’s growth in the North has translated into an unwalkable and frankly unpleasant urban environment for residents. The author points out the city’s Climate Action Plan, which spells out how the city will move forward with lowering emissions, includes several smart-growth elements that should lead to a more sustainable and livable Stockton. The thing about the CAP is that it is mostly in response to a settlement with the Sierra Club and the California Attorney General’s Office which took the city to court over its original 2035 General Plan which had the city growing unencumbered in size. Thankfully, this settlement means that the city will have to curb new development out side of the city limits while promoting infill. The CAP can be found here

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Categories: Community Commentary, Smart Growth

Author:David A. Garcia

David A. Garcia created SCL in March of 2012. Garcia is a Stockton native with a background in urban policy and planning, holding a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA as well as a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies. He currently serves as the Policy Director at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation. David was also COO at Ten Space, a real estate development firm focused exclusively on Downtown Stockton, and continues to advise on their projects. Prior to that, he worked three years as a researcher/analyst for a Congressional research agency in Washington, DC. The views expressed on this site are entirely of the author's

One Comment on “Stockton featured in Atlantic Cities”

  1. April 10, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    This is all very helpful. Rosemary ATkinson

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