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Perspective Papers

A road seen in deep perspective, get it?

The Horizon initiative promotes the exploration of innovative strategies and solutions for issue areas that have been outside of the scope of past Plan Bay Area long-range planning processes. To delve into these topics and identify a toolbox of potential strategies for consideration in Horizon and Plan Bay Area 2050, MTC/ABAG is releasing a series of analyses called Perspective Papers in 2018 and 2019.

The primary objective of each Perspective Paper will be to identify high-impact policies related to that topic area that support the region’s Guiding Principles. To be released at events across the nine-county region, topics will include the following:

Expand Your Horizon
MTC and ABAG will host public events to discuss the ideas emerging from each of the Perspective Papers. The first of these events, focused on the Autonomous Vehicles Perspective Paper, was held on June 26, 2018.

Regional Growth Strategies
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6 to 8 p.m.

City of Hayward, Council Chambers
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Panelists include:

  • William Gilchrist, Planning Director, City of Oakland
  • Dan Chatman, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning, UC-Berkeley
  • Mashael Majid, Program Director of Equitable Development, Urban Habitat

Space is limited; registration to this free event is required. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Toward a Shared Future: Strategies to Reduce Congestion
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6 to 8 p.m.

WeWork Valley Towers 
75 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113 

Panelists included:

  • Jeffrey Ang-Olsen, ICF Consulting
  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Professor, San Jose State University
  • Ramses Madou, Department of Transportation, City of San Jose
  • Barbara Laurenson, MTC and ABAG
  • Krute Singa, MTC and ABAG

Autonomous Vehicles
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 5 to 7 p.m.
Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Conference Room
375 Beale Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Panelists included:

  • Will Baumgardner, Principal Planner at Arup
  • Ratna Amin, Transportation Policy Director at SPUR
  • Dan Sperling, Professor at the University of California, Davis
  • Bert Kaufman, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Zoox