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CALIFIA: Bay Area EcoCity


CALIFIA Open Community Design Summit
Saturday, May 20, 2006 1:00 - 6:00 PM

Thank you all who attending the highly-successful Open Community Design Summit, attended by over 70 enthusiastic participants.

California Institute of Integral Studies
Namaste Hall (3rd floor)
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 379-7371
click here for map

Free, by confirmed invitation. Refreshments will be served.
Donations to pay for the space and facilitation will be gladly accepted.

This workshop will bring together various Bay Area groups and experts who are interested in contributing to the “visioning process” for Califia, the Green Century Institute’s proposed 10,000-person Bay Area EcoCity - as our region’s sustainable development epicenter. This initial conceptual design stage of the project will be rooted in convergence and consensus building. We will be working with facilitators from the Neighborhood Assemblies Network, who will be using the “World Café” format for the workshop. Our agenda for the day includes overview/history, small & large group discussion, shared vision building and action team breakouts.

Workshop Deliverables:
1. Design Spec - The primary configuration of Califia that can be used for initial conceptual design studies.
2. Strategic Plan Outline/Timeline - Basic outline of the development plan and timeline.
3. Core Visioning Community - Establish the initial core Califia support group working with GCI on design development and strategic planning.

Confirmed Participants/Organizations:
Over 60 representatives from various organizations, such as Bioneers, EcoCity Builders, Livability Project, Solar Living Institute, Calthorpe Associates, etc... and various sectors - construction/developers, affordable housing, architecture/design, food/permaculture, energy industry, community organizing, real estate, non-profits, transportation, venture capital/banking, business, youth, government, education, technology/social networks, health/wellness and media/arts.


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