2017 Speaker Series - Integrating Rural and Urban Planning: Working Together to Support California’s Diverse Communities

APA California Chapter, Sacramento Valley Section


Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT

West Sacramento, CA, United States

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The rural areas of California have never been more important to the overall economic and social health of the state of California. As the state struggles with the issues of drought, groundwater management, climate change, forest health and fire prevention, and economic development, the diverse rural regions of California provide many opportunities for statewide solutions.  State and regional planning rarely consider rural issues to the degree urban communities are studied and planned.  In order for California to successfully address these challenges and benefit all residents, policymakers and planners need to understand the interconnections between rural and urban communities and engage with and invest in rural communities to develop strategies and programs that meet their needs. This session will explore tools and opportunities that could strengthen the health and prosperity of rural California and increase statewide sustainability. 

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Julia Lave Johnston

Julia Lave Johnston is a Sustainability Program Manager at the Institute for Local Government leading the Land Use and Healthy Neighborhoods components of the Institute’s Sustainable Communities Program. Previously she was Director of the Land Use and Natural Resources program at UC Davis Extension. She also served as Deputy ... Read More

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