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Covering Urban Growth: The reshaping of our cities and suburbs

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October 21 - October 26, 2001
University of California, Berkeley/Graduate School of Journalism

"Covering Urban Growth: The reshaping of our cities and suburbs" explored the forces that driving the rapid sprawl of edge communities and the consequences and alternatives to this pattern of growth. The five-day seminar covered several issues including how demographics are transforming urban life; the politics and consequences of good and bad urban development policy; how economic incentives affect people's choices of where they live; gentrification; regional planning; and producing low-cost housing in high-cost cities.



What fellows have to say about past seminars:
"I wasn't sure what to expect, but came away with a wealth of information and lots of doable ideas. Makes me want to quit editing and be a water reporter."
- Lois Henry, Bakersfield
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