Fulton Webinar on Planning and Climate Change Policy

The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the National Center for Smart Growth’s Brown Bag Webinar Series continues with

Should Maryland Adopt a California-Style SB 375 System?

Presentation by William Fulton Smart Growth America

Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Preinkert Field House - Conference Room 1112V University of Maryland College Park

Since 2008, California has been engaged in a major experiment in regional planning -- implementing SB 375, a law that requires each metropolitan region in the state to alter transportation investments and land use decisions so that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. Each region's "Sustainable Communities Strategy" is now in place and local governments throughout the state are grappling with how to implement these strategies. What has California's experience been so far? Is the SB 375 approach a good model for other states, including Maryland? Longtime Californian Bill Fulton, now with Smart Growth America, provides an update of the California situation and observations about what Maryland can learn.

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William Fulton, AICP is Smart Growth America's Vice President & Director of Policy Development & Implementation. A former Mayor of Ventura, CA, Bill joined SGA after a long career as an urban planner, author, professor, and politician in California. He is the author of several important books on urban planning, including The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles; The Regional City: Planning of the End of Sprawl (co-authored with Peter Calthorpe); and the textbook Guide to California Planning. Bill is also a Principal in the California-based planning firm, The Planning Center | DC&E and a Senior Scholar at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. As a practicing urban planner and economic development consultant, Bill has worked on a wide variety of projects, including local transit-oriented development plans, a GIS tool to identify and quantify infill development potential; transferable development rights programs; and California's recent transition away from redevelopment. As a city councilmember and mayor in Ventura, he championed the passage of an all-infill general plan, a revised growth management system; and an innovative effort to incubate high-tech businesses. A native of the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Bill graduated from St. Bonaventure University and holds graduate degrees in journalism/public affairs from The American University in Washington D.C., and in urban planning from UCLA in Los Angeles. In 2009, he was selected by Planetizen as one of the Top 100 Urban Thinkers.