Santa Rosa, CA

  • Bike Monkey Inc. (map)
  • 121 5th St
  • Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Charles Marohn and Joe Minicozzi will be making three public presentations in the Santa Rosa area as part of a week-long "Boot Camp" for city officials and staff, hosted by the City of Santa Rosa and Urban Community Partnership. Chuck and Joe will also lead several invite-only sessions with Santa Rosa leaders and staff.

Curbside Chat with Chuck Marohn (Jan. 19, 5:30-7:30PM)

The Curbside Chat is a look at the fiscal realities facing America's cities. The way our cities have grown, and the way we have financed that growth, provides a short term illusion of wealth but leaves us with enormous long term obligations. A different approach can not only help us be more successful financially, it can actually improve our lives.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Measuring the City with Joe Minicozzi (Jan. 20, 5:30-7:30PM)

Joe Minicozzi of Urban3 will share the results of a recent Santa Rosa economic study, taking a look at how the ways we choose to measure information reflects our reality. We don't measure automobile fuel consumption in miles per tank, but that is exactly what we do with land when we set up our taxing and development policies. A miles per gallon analysis of fiscal performance reveals many insights on what makes a place truly productive. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Sustainable Next Steps and Transportation in the Next American City (Jan. 21, 5:30-7:30PM)

This event will conclude the weeklong bootcamp and feature closing remarks from Mr. Marohn and Mr. Minicozzi, focusing on concrete action steps. Chuck Marohn will take a look at the assumptions behind the American transportation system and how they impact the costs, performance and experience of getting places. Driving to a place and driving through a place are different objectives, yet our designs barely distinguish between them. By relating our transportation designs to the way we want our places to perform, we find that we can spend less money and get much better results. During this presentation, Urban Community Partnership will also discuss the next project which will look at development opportunities in the SMART train station areas.

This event is open to the public. 

* Light refreshments and beverages will be provided at these public events. *