Perspective Papers


The Horizon initiative promoted 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 and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) released a series of analyses called Perspective Papers in 2018 and 2019.

The primary objective of each Perspective Paper was to identify high-impact policies related to that topic area that support the region’s Guiding Principles. The full list of Perspective Papers can be found below

Autonomous Vehicles: June 2018

Toward a Shared Future: September 2018

Regional Growth Strategies: February 2019

The Future of Jobs: May 2019

Crossings: November 2019

Past Events

Webinar: Horizon Perspective Paper 5 — Bay Crossings
September 20, 2019

The Future of Jobs
May 20, 2019

Regional Growth Strategies 
January 30, 2019

Panelists included:

  • 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

Toward a Shared Future: Strategies to Reduce Congestion
September 26, 2018

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
June 26, 2018

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