UC Berkeley Conference on Industrial Land Use

Many Bay Area cities are currently trying to decide how much of their industrial land supply to convert to residential and commercial uses. This symposium helped to coordinate the conversation going on in various municipalities by offering a macro perspective on the demand for industrial land. Key academic and professional planning experts discussed the nature of industrial land demand in the 21st century economy, the emerging arrangement of land uses in California’s mega-regions, green industry and building issues, and trends in residential development. For this project we have developed a repository of industrial land studies from across North America.

The Industrial Land Debate: Arguments, Assumptions, and Alternatives 
Karen Chapple, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Community Innovation
Importance of Central Area Land Supply for Bay Area Goods Movement
Linda Hausrath, Principal, Hausrath Economics Group
A Health Perspective on the Use and Reuse of Industrial Land
Rajiv Bhatia, MD, Director of Occupational and Environmental Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Making the Case for Industrial Land
Dena Belzer, Principal, Strategic Economics
The Future of Past Industrial Lands:  A San Francisco Story
Amit Ghosh, Chief Planner, City and County of San Francisco
Preservation of Employment Land 
Laurel Prevetti, Assistant Director, Dept. of Planning Building and Code Enforcement, San Jose
Prado Presentation >> (forthcoming)
Margot Lederer Prado, Industrial and Brownfields Specialist, Community and Economic Development, City of Oakland
Holliday Presentation
Rick Holliday, Holliday Development
List of Attendees 
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