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Past Event: Taking Action on Zoning Reform: Lessons for California

On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, the Terner Center hosted a half-day convening that will explore what California can learn from evidence on the impact of zoning decisions as well as how jurisdictions across the country have tackled major zoning reforms.

Watch the live stream above, and check out a policy brief bringing together lessons for policymakers.


9:00 a.m. | Opening Remarks

  • Carol Galante, Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

9:10 a.m. | Opening Conversation

  • State Assemblymember David Chiu
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • Moderator: Carol Galante, Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

9:45 a.m. | Framing Remarks

  • Elizabeth Kneebone, Research Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

10:00 a.m. | State and Local Action on Zoning Reform in Oregon

  • Tom Armstrong, Supervising Planner, City of Portland
  • Allan Lazo, Executive Director, Fair Housing Council of Oregon
  • Mary Kyle McCurdy, 1000 Friends for Oregon
  • Moderator: Liam Dillon, The Los Angeles Times

11:00 a.m. | City Perspectives on Implementing Zoning Changes

  • Abe Barge, Principal Planner, City of Denver
  • Vince Bertoni, Director of Planning, City of Los Angeles
  • Suzanne Schulz, former Planning Director, City of Grand Rapids
  • Moderator: David Garcia, Policy Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

12:00 p.m. | Wrap-Up Discussion

  • Carol Galante, Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation
  • Carolina Reid, Faculty Research Advisor, Terner Center for Housing Innovation
  • Ben Metcalf, Principal, Stronger Foundations and former Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development

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