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June 17 Webinar: The -Plex Paradox: Writing the Code to Undo Single-Family Zoning

CP&DR Staff on
Jun 2, 2021

City councils across California have adopted, or are considering, policies to loosen single-family zoning and ease the way for duplexes and other small multi-unit configurations. But how?

The upzoning of potentially millions of single-family lots poses a monumental technical challenge to California’s planners. Zoning changes must account for density, design, parking, infrastructure, fire danger, and topography — among other complicating factors. It’s a challenge that some cities are already willingly taking on and that others will have to take on if Senate Bill 9 or a successor passes.

Please join us to discuss how planners in early-adopter cities are approaching this challenge and how planners and urban designers around the state can prepare for what may be one of the major planning trends of the coming years.

Presented by the California Planning & Development Report, the California Chapter of the American Planning Association, and the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley.  

AICP Credit will be available. 

Edward Manasse
, Deputy Director of the Planning Bureau, City of Oakland
Tom Pace, Director of Community Development, City of Sacramento
Karen Parolek, Principal and CFO, Opticos Design 
Sandra Wood, Principal Planner, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City of Portland, Oregon 

Bill Fulton, Publisher, California Planning & Development Report 

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 
Time: Noon - 1:15pm PDT
Register: (program is free, but RSVP required) 
Location: Via Zoom  

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 Image courtesy of Opticos.