Why Does Land Use Matter?<br />
By the year 2030, San Diego will be home to nearly 4 million people. <br />We need an additional 300,000 housing units to ...
San Diegans spend 100% more time in traffic today than they did 15 years ago.<br />Nearly half of all greenhouse gas emiss...
9% of energy is lost in transmission.<br />Scattered development is inefficient:<br />the farther a building is from an en...
Better land planning can improve traffic congestion, air quality and other quality of life factors<br />while reducing wat...
Jobs, shopping and services located near residential areas<br />Business-friendly, walkable communities<br />Multi-family ...
One example, before and after.<br />E Street, Chula Vista, near bayfront.<br />How might compact development look here?<br...
Compact growth can boost economic development by creating walkable, business-friendly neighborhoods.<br />Photo  source: I...
Less sprawl and more transportation options result in fewer miles driven<br />—reducing traffic, fuel costs and improving ...
Poor air quality is a public health cost: $1,200 per person in Southern California.<br />Facilitating healthy habits like ...
Compact development helps preserve natural open spaces for recreation<br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction ...
and a vibrant agricultural economy.<br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes.  <b...
For more information and resources about strategies for better land use in San Diego, visit www.equinoxcenter.org/research...
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  1. 1. Why Does Land Use Matter?<br />
  2. 2. By the year 2030, San Diego will be home to nearly 4 million people. <br />We need an additional 300,000 housing units to meet these needs.<br />How can we accommodate this growth through smarter land use?<br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes. Photo credit: SANDAG<br />
  3. 3. San Diegans spend 100% more time in traffic today than they did 15 years ago.<br />Nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in San Diego County are from on-road transportation. <br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes. <br />
  4. 4. 9% of energy is lost in transmission.<br />Scattered development is inefficient:<br />the farther a building is from an energy source, the more energy is wasted along the way. <br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes. <br />
  5. 5. Better land planning can improve traffic congestion, air quality and other quality of life factors<br />while reducing water and energy waste from transmission and transport, <br />and preserving natural areas.<br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes. Photo credit: XXXXX<br />
  6. 6. Jobs, shopping and services located near residential areas<br />Business-friendly, walkable communities<br />Multi-family housing<br />Fewer traffic delays, improvedairquality<br />More opportunity for affordable housing <br />Multiple transportationoptions<br />Intelligent Land Planning…<br />How does it work?<br />Access to natural areas for all<br />Improved recreational opportunities and public health<br />Compact development fills in urbanized areas, preserves undeveloped areas<br />More efficient, cost effective use of energy, water<br />Creating HealthierEconomy, Environment & Communities<br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes. <br />
  7. 7. One example, before and after.<br />E Street, Chula Vista, near bayfront.<br />How might compact development look here?<br />Visual simulation created by Steve Price of Urban Advantage, Inc. Source: SANDAG Smart Growth Tool Box, www.sandag.org<br />
  8. 8. Compact growth can boost economic development by creating walkable, business-friendly neighborhoods.<br />Photo source: International Economic Development Council, 2006: “Economic Development and Smart Growth,” www.iedconline.org/downloads/smart_growth.pdf<br />
  9. 9. Less sprawl and more transportation options result in fewer miles driven<br />—reducing traffic, fuel costs and improving air quality. <br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes. Photo credit: SANDAG<br />
  10. 10. Poor air quality is a public health cost: $1,200 per person in Southern California.<br />Facilitating healthy habits like walking and biking improves public health.<br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes. Photo credit: SANDAG<br />
  11. 11. Compact development helps preserve natural open spaces for recreation<br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes.<br />
  12. 12. and a vibrant agricultural economy.<br />Developed 2011 by Equinox Center. Reproduction free for educational purposes. <br />
  13. 13. For more information and resources about strategies for better land use in San Diego, visit www.equinoxcenter.org/research-topics/land-use/overview.html.<br />

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