Urban Planning

Know Before You Grow Petaluma! – Urban Chat Event at the Petaluma Library June 5 @ 7 pm

From neighbor Jerome Cleland comes word of this Petaluma Urban Chat event on Monday, June 5 at 7 pm that sounds like a ton of fun. Word has it that Dave Alden, Kevin McDonald, Ross Jones, Bill Wolpert and others will be on the panel for this event, the first in a series. Special thanks…

Sonoma County Housing Crisis Will Worsen for Low-Income Households

From the UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project:     There is an abundance of data to indicate that the Sonoma County housing situation in the low and moderate income range will worsen, according to a new study from UC Berkeley. One key point from the study: Neighborhoods with rail stations, historic housing stock, an abundance…

The future of displacement

Via the Berkeley Blog: The future of displacement Karen Chapple, Professor, City and Regional Planning | 8/24/15 The year is 2030. Protesters gather around yet another apartment building where long-term residents are being evicted to accommodate newcomers. We must be in San Francisco. No, we’re in Oakland. Guess again. It’s Hayward. Or, Concord. Or perhaps,…

UC Berkeley Study – More Gentrification & Displacement On the Way

University of California, Berkeley Press Release: More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast By Kathleen Maclay | AUGUST 24, 2015 The San Francisco Bay Area’s transformation into a sprawling, exclusive and high-income community with less and less room for its low-income residents is just beginning, according to UC Berkeley researchers who literally have it all…