Urban Planning

Joe LaCava

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Joe LaCava

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Founder, Senior Associate, Interra

Joe focuses on land use and public policy for private clients, public agencies, and neighborhoods. He draws from over 30 years of experience as a civil engineer, development manager, community advocate, and public policy practitioner. He started his career designing public infrastructure in the City of San Diego and at military facilities throughout the southwest. As a land development consultant he has provided creative problem-solving on complex land development projects in California, the western United States and internationally in Canada, China and Papua New Guinea. ... Read more about Joe LaCava

Clint Daniels

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Clint Daniels

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Principal, Regional Models - SANDAG

Oversee a highly educated staff in the long range population and transportation forecasting group. Recent projects include the development the SANDAG 2050 Regional Growth Forecast, transportation modeling and forecasting for the $200+ billion 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and traffic analysis to support the acquisition of the South Bay Expressway. ... Read more about Clint Daniels

Thomas R. Brill

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Thomas R. Brill

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Director of Strategic Planning and New Products and Services - San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Thomas R. Brill is the Director of Strategic Analysis at San Diego Gas and Electric Company.  In this role, Tom leads strategic analysis and strategic plan development work at a time of significant industry changes in both the electricity and natural gas markets and also heads SDG&E's Rates, Load Analysis, and Demand Forecasting Departments.  Previously, he served as Director of Corporate Regulatory Policy, Assistant General Counsel of Regulatory Policy, and as Director of Regulatory and Legislative Policy at Sempra Energy.  In all of these positions, Mr. ... Read more about Thomas R. Brill

Jamaal Knight

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Jamaal Knight

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Business Analyst - OneRoof Energy, Inc.

Jamaal Knight is a San Diego native, currently working as a Legal Analyst on an IP litigation project with a local wireless technology company.  Renewable energy, specifically solar energy, became a field of interest to Mr. Knight while researching the state and local energy regulatory structure in law school.  After learning that ‘land requirements’ and ‘access to transmission’ were two of the major impediments to California meeting its renewable energy goals, Mr. ... Read more about Jamaal Knight

Paul Jablonski

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Paul Jablonski

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CEO - San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Paul Jablonski began his career in the transit industry at an early age by driving a bus for the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. He then moved on to the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) in Albany, N.Y., where he was an assistant to the executive director of the system. Jablonski then transferred to the private sector, working for ATE, where he was assigned to develop a transportation system in Saudi Arabia. During his nearly four-and-a-half-year stint overseas, his company managed about 60-plus systems in Saudi Arabia. ... Read more about Paul Jablonski

Jim Linthicum

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Jim Linthicum

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Director of Mobility Management and Project Implementation - SANDAG

Linthicum joined SANDAG as the division director of engineering and construction when the agency consolidated with the Metropolitan Transit Development Board in 2003. Linthicum also spent 23 years at Caltrans, the last 11 as the deputy director of construction. He played a key role in many of the region's significant transportation projects, including the Mission Valley East Trolley extension, numerous highway projects, and the seismic retrofit of the Coronado Bridge. ... Read more about Jim Linthicum

Christina Luhn

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Christina Luhn

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Executive Director, Mega-Region Initiative - San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

The Cali Baja Mega-Region Initiative for the first time articulates the intimately enmeshed international economies of San Diego and Imperial Counties (USA) and Baja California (Mexico) as a distinctly advantageous development zone for global commerce. This positions CaliBaja as the emerging 12th economic "mega region" in North America, with distinct advantages compared to the Southern California Region immediately to the north, centered on Los Angeles County. ... Read more about Christina Luhn

Jerry Sanders

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Jerry Sanders

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President and CEO - San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Sanders began his lifelong career in public service when he joined  the San Diego Police Department at the age of 22. In 1999, Sanders retired as Police Chief and became CEO of the United Way of San Diego. In 2005 he was elected as Mayor to San Diego. Under his control the city financial staff completed six years' worth of back logged audits, allowing the city to return to the public bond markets.This helped to fund the mayor's commitment to repair San Diego's long neglected water, sewer and transportation infrastructure. ... Read more about Jerry Sanders

Bill Fulton

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Bill Fulton

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Planning Director - City of San Diego

William Fulton (or Bill Fulton) is an American author, urban planner, and politician. He served as Mayor of the City of Ventura, California from 2009 to 2011 and currently serves as Planning Director for the City of San Diego. He is considered a leading advocate of the "Smart Growth" movement in urban planning. In 2009, he was named to Planetizen's list of "Top 100 Urban Thinkers" Mr. Fulton is also Editor & Publisher of California Planning & Development Report that was founded in 1986. A former newspaper reporter, Mr. ... Read more about Bill Fulton

Teddy Cruz

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Teddy Cruz

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Architect and Urbanist, Professor - University of California, San Diego

Teddy Cruz was born in Guatemala City. He obtained a Master in Design Studies at Harvard University in 1997. He has been recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production, from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure. In 1991 he received the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture and in 2005 he was the first recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize, by the Canadian Center of Architecture and the London School of Economics. ... Read more about Teddy Cruz

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