Don Weden - Change, Growth & Planning: Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0 Land Use Workshop

Date: Tues, March 14, 2017
Time: 5-7pm (8pm if there is a lot of Q&A)
Location: Santa Clara City Hall, 1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara

Don Weden, a former Santa Clara County principal planner for 34 years, will share his thoughts and insights with us. With Santa Clara County’s population projected to increase by roughly 300,000 people in the next 15 years, the vast majority of that growth will be accommodated within existing urban areas, bringing major changes, challenges, and opportunities. Moreover, by 2030, one-fourth of the county’s adult population will be 65 years of age or older, creating pressures for changes to automobile-dependent land use patterns, and augmenting the need for a wider array of housing and mobility choices. Maintaining quality of life while adapting to these major changes will require responsible, visionary local land use planning — and community attitudes that support well-planned, appropriately-located, higher-density new development. Weden will share his wisdom and insights in an informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining presentation about change, growth, and planning as South Bay residents prepare for Santa Clara County, version 3.0.

It may be the best 90 minutes you will spend on anything related to land use and transportation planning.  His perspective is objective and fact based. He will not speak to any one specific project.