San Francisco Bay Area State of the Region
				2015 Symposium

March 6, 2015 | 8:30am to 12:00pm

MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland


Click Here for the Report and Interactive Website

Surging employment growth—a diverse set of industries replace lost jobs and create new enterprises

A shifting population base—our residents are aging, but younger workers move in for growing economic opportunities

Housing prices rebound—rents shift upward and construction begins to respond

Challenges with the reemergence of affordability—uneven gains and some losses

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) State of the Region Symposium will address these trends and more. The event will provide a concise summary of the ABAG Planning and Research Department’s analysis of recent trends and current conditions of the economy, population base, and housing. Panelists, representing diverse experiences and viewpoints, will address questions such as how to use scarce housing dollars to improve affordability and revitalize neighborhoods, or where the new jobs will locate and how to maintain regional competitiveness while broadening opportunities. There will be opportunities for Q&A toward the end of each session.


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Introduction (Full Video of Entire Symposium)
Miriam Chion, ABAG Planning and Research Director


Summary of the State of the Region (Video)
Cynthia Kroll, ABAG Chief Economist (PDF)


Progress on Housing Goals? (Video)
Russell Hancock, Moderator, Executive Director, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Lisa Feldstein, Adjunct Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Carol Galante, Professor, UC Berkeley Program on Housing
Luis Granados, Executive Director, Mission Economic Development Agency (PDF)
Meea Kang, President, Domus Development LLC (PDF)




Economy: Strength and Consequences (Video)
Amit Ghosh, Moderator, Retired Chief Planner, City and County of San Francisco
Cindy Chavez, Supervisor, County of Santa Clara
Terri Griffith, Professor, Santa Clara University (PDF)
Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director, SPUR (PDF)


Conclusion (Video)
Cynthia Kroll


Cost is $50, which includes a copy of the State of the Region printed report.

CM | 3 Credits