Catalyzing Change: Revitalizing the Broadway-Valdez District in a Post-Redevelopment Era
Change is in the air. Kickstarted at the recent Planning Commission meeting, Oakland’s Broadway-Valdez specific planning process is now in full swing: this fall, the City of Oakland will release a draft plan and draft environmental impact report for the area.
How can we, as advocates and Oakland residents, make the most of this opportunity? With the loss of the Redevelopment Agency, how can Oakland explore innovative ways of catalyzing revitalization in this key district?
Join the Better Broadway Coalition for Catalyzing Change, a special discussion featuring experts with clever ideas about how we can jumpstart the process, including Fred Blackwell, Assistant City Administrator with the City of Oakland; Vien Truong, Chair of the Oakland Planning Commission; Alexander Quinn, AECOM Director of Sustainable Economics; and Andreas Cluver, Secretary-Treasurer, Building Trades Council.
Sponsored by the Better Broadway Coalition: Greenbelt Alliance, East Bay Housing Organizations, Alameda Labor Council, Building Trades Council, California Nurses Association, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Valdez Plaza Residents, League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay, Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group, TransForm, Urban Habitat, and Urbanists for a Livable Rockridge Temescal Area
Location: Temple Sinai, Oakland, entrance on Webster Street near 28th
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012
Time: 6 – 8 PM — (5:45 check-in, 6-6:30 refreshments, 6:30-8 program)