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 founded SCL in March of 2012. He holds degrees from UCLA as well as Johns Hopkins University and currently works as the Chief Operating Officer at Ten Space in Downtown Stockton, and previously worked as a researcher/analyst for a congressional agency in Washington DC. The views expressed here are solely of the author.

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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