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Davis Futures Forum

The purpose of the Davis Futures Forum is to highlight innovative approaches to social, economic, and environmental sustainability through land use planning. The Forum primarily accomplishes its work by arranging for nationally known experts to speak at local public venues and with help from experts and supporters at the City of Davis, U.C. Davis, and in the community.

To date, our speakers and topics have included

  • Joe Minicozzi (Revenue Optimization thru Optimized Land Use)
  • Chuck Mahron (Strong Towns for Sustainability), 
  • Daniel Parolek (Form Based Code as a tool to sustain community feel )
  • Robert Liberty (Revitalization of Portland OR. thru infill)
  • Dan  Zack  (Revitalizing Downtown Redwood City)
  • Jeff Tumlin (Parking Comedy Show- "Free" Storage of Cars is an Oxymoron)
  • James Corless (Transportation Innovation and Davis' Future)
  • David Garcia (Roots of the Housing Crisis--and solutions)   
  • Dr. Elizabeth Baca, Senior Health Advisor in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (

Some of these presentations are available to view.  For more information go to the DFF webpage.



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