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City planners from across the country visit to learn about San Diego development

Hundreds of city and regional planners from round the U.S. acquired an in depth have a look at San Diego and paying attention to what they noticed.

SAN DIEGO — City planners from all across the United States got here to San Diego this weekend to learn about new developments and tasks. Along with studying about what makes this metropolis nice. 

“It’s not only to see what’s happening in San Diego, but it’s the exchange of ideas of the 3,000 people that are here, ” stated Angela Brooks, FAICP, APA President Elect, and Planner in Chicago.

Hundreds of city and regional planners from round the U.S. acquired an in depth have a look at San Diego and paying attention to what they noticed.

Brian Schoenfisch, Deputy Director of Urban Division, joined different San Diego metropolis workers, main them round our metropolis and native neighborhoods.

“We looked at some of the programs as far as infrastructure greenway program, where we’re widening sidewalks, creating outdoor active space for the public, as well as our urban plaza which is an outdoor plaza area,” stated Schoenfisch.

These excursions are a part of the American planning affiliation’s nationwide planning convention.

They carry to life present and previous initiatives which have helped put San Diego on the map as a thriving metropolis.

Schoenfisch says one in every of the issues highlighted, is extra housing being constructed downtown. He says the purpose is to provide extra choices by way of inexpensive housing.

“We’re further diversifying our housing stock there’s new cranes going up everyday in downtown it seems like,” stated Schoenfisch.

This is one thing Angela Brooks, a planner from Chicago, has already taken observe of.

“I’m glad there are sessions talking about affordable housing in an area that’s so exceptionally expensive kind of see how you’re addressing affordable housing most of my career has been in housing,” stated Brooks. 

Brooks says the west coast particularly has had great development with little land, which explains the hire spikes.

“No one could’ve projected the amount of growth our economies hit pretty quickly in the early 2000’s late 2000’s,” stated Brooks. 

Another optimistic Brooks says she’s observed… our public transit.

“I do want Chicago to adopt that you can take this free thing to get around downtown that’s awesome just to partake in what native san Diegans do,” stated Brooks. 

With representatives from throughout the country, Schoenfisch says these excursions function an ideal time to talk concepts and to see what works and what hasn’t.

“Comparing different types of development regulations we’re looking at what’s being done they’re looking at what were doing here as a model,” stated Schoenfisch.

WATCH RELATED: SANDAG plans new transit hub get folks to San Diego airport quicker (April 2022).

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