Don Weden, the retired Principal Planner from Santa Clara County will present new vision for the next version of Santa Clara County.
Santa Clara County is entering a new era in its physical development, driven by major demographic, economic, environmental, and geographic forces. It is becoming a more urban place. Our population is projected to grow by about 300,000 people in just the next 15 years – the equivalent of adding two more Sunnyvales. The vast majority of that growth will be accommodated within existing urban areas, bringing major changes, challenges, and opportunities.
In addition, 2/3 of that growth is projected to occur in the 65 and older age group, as the Baby Boomers age. By 2030, 1/4 of our adult population will be 65+ and our county’s population will be the oldest it has ever been. That dramatic aging of our population will bring many challenges, including pressures for changes in our automobile-dependent land use patterns and the need for a wider array of housing and mobility choices.
Maintaining our quality of life, while adapting to these major changes will require responsible,visionary local land use planning – and community attitudes that support well-planned, appropriately-located, higher-density new development. Join us as Don Weden shares his wisdom and insights in an informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining presentation about change, growth, and planning – as we prepare for Santa Clara County, version 3.0.
Co-Sponsors: Avenidas, Friends of Caltrain, GreenTown Los Altos, Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, UUCPA Green Sanctuary Committee
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
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