Affordable Silicon Valley
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Show Summary: Rent control. Owner move-ins. Skyrocketing property values. How do Silicon Valley and the Bay Area try to keep their populations financially diverse, and keep the American dream alive for those with less income? We’ll spend the hour on an examination of the stakeholders, potential solutions, and how other major cities have confronted the issue. Guests: Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director, SPUR. A regional planner and economic development specialist with more than 14 years of experience, Egon Terplan has authored or co-authored numerous reports and policy studies related to regional planning, economic development, transportation and government reform, including the first-ever report on the Northern California megaregion and a 2011 report on land use planning and high-speed rail in California. Prior to joining SPUR, he spent more than five years with ICF International advising cities and regions throughout the world on economic development and competitiveness. Derecka Mehrens, Executive…