Capacity Building | Land Use Studio: Richmond, California

Land Use Studio: Richmond, California

While the city undergoes its formal General Plan update process, led by Professor John Landis in Fall 2006, a studio of graduate students in UC Berkeley's Department of City and Regional Planning are considering questions and possibilities for the consultants, city government officials and General Plan Advisory Committee. Some of the topics include:

  • What are the economics associated with bringing a new major grocery store to Richmond?
  • Can Richmond's extensive industrial spaces be converted to position the City to take a leadership role in the environmental cleanup industry? What would it take to get there?
  • What are some potential means of environmental remediation the city could pursue in different locations?

(This work cross-links with capacity building in Designing and Programming for the Public Realm)