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This panel is part of the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute's (BCLI) Current Issues Series of Urban Habitat.
Plan Bay Area, approved in July 2013, moves the region's growth towards communities in the urban core within so called Priority Development Areas. These PDAs are typically developed communities throughout the Bay Area's 101 jurisdictions with existing and/or planned transportation and service infrastructure, but they are also existing communities where low-income people and communities of color are currently living.
As Plan Bay Area shifts 70% of future growth into these existing PDA areas, significant resources will be poured into historically dis-invested areas such as East San Jose, most of San Francisco and Oakland, and various other urban core communities throughout the Bay Area.
Who benefits from these investments? Will these resources support existing residents or displace them? Will regional planning create neighborhoods that disproportionately benefit newer, more affluent residents who will be lured by transit-rich, thriving urban communities?
Includes slides from featured speakers:
Vu-Bang Nguyen, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Jennifer Martinez, Peninsula Interfaith Action
Dawn Phillips, Causa Justa::Just Cause