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uptown oaklandInfilling California: Tools and Strategies for Infill Development

 

Seminar 3: Sustainability, Design and Community in Infill Development
Thursday, April 21, Presentations.

A select group of cities in California have developed policies that have helped create successful, economically vibrant, diverse, attractive, and walkable mixed-use districts and neighborhoods. Learn first-hand about the successes of Livermore and Santa Monica. Presenters include public officials from both cities, as well as professional consultants who have played key roles in implementing downtown suburban transformations.

eileen fogarty"The LUCE–New Approaches To Urban Infill, Transportation And CEQA" presentation by Eileen Fogarty

Eileen Fogarty, Director, City of Santa Monica Planning & Community Development Department, which she has led since 2006, prior to which she served as Director of Planning & Zoning for the cities of Alexandria, VA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Annapolis, MD. Her focus has been on the development of the LUCE as a comprehensive planning tool to shape Santa Monica's future as a livable and sustainable community. An American Planning Association award-winner in California, Maryland, and Virginia and a former member (2003) of the Board of Directors of the Urban Land Institute, Fogarty has a BA from the University of New Hampshire and an M.A. from Rutgers University.

 

 

 

jeffrety tumlinJeffrey Tumlin is a principal and sustainability practice leader for Nelson/Nygaard, a San Francisco-based transportation planning firm that focuses on infill and transit-oriented development. At Nelson\Nygaard, his work focuses on: Transit-Oriented Development. Tumlin has led the transportation analysis for over five dozen rail station area plans all over North America. Locally, he has helped develop BART's Station Access Guidelines and Station Area Planning Guidelines, and written plans for nearly half of BART's station areas, including Pleasant Hill, where the first phase of the transit village plan was recently completed. Greenhouse Gas Reduction. Tumlin has helped craft CO2 reduction strategies for BART, Santa Monica, Portland and the Tahoe region, focusing on the 40-60 percent of local CO2 emissions that are a result of transportation. Traffic Reduction. For college campuses, major developers, station area and entire cities, Tumlin has created strategies and requirements that have reduced vehicle trip generation rates by as much as 40 percent. For San Francisco State University and the City of Santa Monica, he developed programs for allowing significant growth while keeping traffic levels constant. Multimodal Planning. Building upon the larger economic development, quality of life, ecological sustainability and social equity goals of his clients, Tumlin develops transportation performance measures to make certain that transportation investments achieve the highest public good. In addition, he identifies design solutions and policy tools to help balance the needs of each mode of transportation in order to achieve a balanced system.

 

daniel iacofanoDaniel Iacofano is a founding principal of MIG, Inc., a multi-disciplinary firm of more than 100 urban and strategic planners, urban designers and landscape architects, and communications and media professionals. Founded in 1981, MIG's work is known nationally and internationally for its creative projects that get results as well as its many innovative research and development initiatives. Iacofano's work encompasses a wide range of projects including downtown design and development plans (e.g., Denver, Dallas, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Spokane), environmental plans (e.g., Napa River, San Gabriel River) and strategic plans (e.g., National Park Service, California Community College System, Bay Area Rapid Transit). Iacofano has led long-range campus development plans for the University of Wyoming, University of California-Davis, California State University at Monterey Bay and Bastyr University and has consulted with many colleges and universities throughout the United States on campus and community development. Iacofano's projects have won awards from the International Downtown Association, the American Planning Association, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Environmental Design Research Association. Iacofano has been a visiting lecturer at several universities and has written and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He is author of Public Involvement As an Organizational Development Process (Garland Publishing, 1990), Meeting of the Minds: A Guide to Successful Meeting Facilitation (MIG Communications, 2002), and The Inclusive City: Design Solutions for Buildings, Neighborhoods and Urban Spaces (MIG Communications, 2007). He holds a PhD in Environmental Planning from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Science in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey, England, and a Bachelor of Urban Planning, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati.

 

marc roberts"Sustainability, Design and Community in Infill Development: The experience of Livermore, California" presentation by Marc Roberts, Tim Cornwell and Gregory Tung

Marc Roberts is the Director of Community Development for the City of Livermore, where he has worked on a great variety of planning and development projects during the past 20 years. Roberts' academic background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Landscape Architecture from UC Davis, and a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis on real estate development from UC Berkeley. Since January 2000 he has been the Director of Community Development for Livermore. The Department provides services that relate to code enforcement, land use, tim cornwellredevelopment, building construction, providing public infrastructure, and providing affordable housing.

Tim Cornwell, Principal of The Concord Group San Francisco Office. His expertise includes evaluation of the economic and financial feasibility of existing and proposed residential and non-residential properties. His specific experience includes affordable housing, urban mixed-use and infill development, program and financial feasibility analysis for major redevelopment projects, tax credit feasibility analysis, consumer research, for-rent commercial and residential analysis, and the segmentation of master planned communities. Cornwell led the Concord Group in advising the City of Livermore in the development of the Downtown Specific Plan. This included recommendations regarding potential product offerings and catalytic uses for the downtown area, and the preparation of surveys and workshops to ensure community participation and seamless implementation of the plan. Later work focused on the development strategy determining highest and best use of specific subject parcels as well as economic, market and financial feasibility of various use types, including hospitality, entertainment, for-sale and for-rent residential and office. The goal for the revitalization was the creation of a lively, pedestrian-friendly town center offering gregory tungcommercial, civic, cultural and park spaces, integrated with housing. Cornwell holds a B.A. in International Relations, Pomona College. His professional affiliations include: ULI San Francisco, NAIOP, SPUR.

Gegory Tung is a Principal of Freedman Tung + Sasaki (FTS), a San Francisco-based urban design and planning firm (previously Freedman Tung & Bottomley) founded in 1986. His work is focused is on the strategic restructuring of the "change areas" of existing cities—downtowns, corridors, and mixed-use districts—for prosperity, livability, and sustainability, and the tools to achieve them, such as revitalization strategies, community education and dialogues, master plans, design guidelines, and catalyst investments in streetscapes and urban open spaces. FTS' implemented policies and built public realm projects are located in cities throughout California and neighboring states. In Livermore, Tung helped to lead the BART to Livermore Community Dialogues process in 2009-2010, which provided a basis for the BART Board's endorsement of a downtown and Livermore Labs alignment rather than on the freeway for Livermore's future BART extension. He and FTS partner Michael Freedman led preceding work on the Livermore Downtown Specific Plan from 2002-2004 and First Street Streetscape from 2004-2006. Tung has given presentations on urban design and revitalization at UC Berkeley, American Planning Association, Congress for the New Urbanism, New Partners for Smart Growth, California Redevelopment Association, and at seminars abroad, and has served as a panelist for the Mayor's Institute for City Design and GSA Design Excellence programs. Tung studied architecture at Yale University and UC Berkeley.


 

karen chappleModerator: Karen Chapple,
Associate Director, IURD
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley