San Bernardino, CA.
January 27, 2006
Smog, traffic and similar issues cross Southern California political boundaries and demand regional solutions.
Increasingly, suburbs and cities are developing ways to craft partnerships to build infrastructure, spur economic development and develop environmental, social and educations programs.
These partnerships are not new governments, but new modes of governance.
David Warren, Edward J. Blakely and Ali Sahabi
In January 2006, the Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development , the Inland Empire District Council of the Urban Land Institute and Caltrans hosted a one-day conference focusing on collaborative approaches that proved effective for suburban areas.
The conference opened with remarks from David Warren, the Center's director; Ali Sahabi, Chairman of SE Corporation and the Center's founding donor; and Edward J. Blakely, the Center's namesake.
Panel presentations highlighting transportation, land use and regional collaborations at the national, California, and Southern California levels were headed by Robert E. Lang, director of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech; Edward J. Blakely, who heads the planning program at the University of Sydney; and Mark Pisano, executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments.
Phil Angelides, California State Treasurer and 2006 candidate for California Governor, was featured as the luncheon speaker. The conference featured speakers from around the country, describing successful regional initiatives in their areas.
Also discussed was involvement of private-sector groups in regional initiatives, and general issues that arose as regional planning efforts reached the implementation stage.
The New Collaborative Region: Suburbs and Cities Working on the Future
Transportation, Land Use and Regional Collaboration: National Experiences
Robert Lang - Transcript
David Bragdon - Transcript
Transportation, Land Use and Regional Collaboration: California Experiences
Edward J. Blakely - Transcript
Transportation, Land Use and Regional Collaboration: So. California Experiences
Stan Oftelie - Transcript