Archived News Release from 2003
For Immediate Release
"The Forum at Redwood City" Opens
with Nationally-Known Speaker and Author Peter Katz
Redwood City, CA - November 13, 2003
The City of Redwood City and the non-profit “Communities
by Design” announced today the first in an on-going
series of educational forums for city leaders and urban design
professionals. The first Forum at Redwood City will be held
on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 from 6 to 7:30 pm, and will
feature Mr. Peter Katz, author of The New Urbanism: Toward
an Architecture of Community, speaking on the subject, “Beyond
Zoning: New Approaches to Development Regulation.” Mr.
Katz, founding Executive Director of the “Congress for
the New Urbanism,” is a leading proponent of New Urbanism,
an urban design and planning movement that the New York Times
called "the most important phenomenon to emerge in American
architecture in the post-Cold War era."
The Forum will take place at the Little Fox Theater, 2209
Broadway, in downtown Redwood City. Doors open at 5:30 pm
and the cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. An optional
no-host dinner with the presenter and other participants will
be held following the Forum for those wishing to continue
the discussion. A downloadable flyer announcing this event
is available at www.redwoodcity.org/forumflyer.
On the first Wednesday of each month, the Forum at Redwood
City will bring nationally-known speakers and presenters to
Downtown Redwood City for in-depth dialogues on city design
issues. By bringing together local government officials from
throughout the Bay Area, as well as planners, urban designers,
architects, and other professionals in the urban design field,
these forums are intended to educate and foster discussion
on new and emerging concepts in city planning and design.
Interested members of the public are welcome to attend. The
Forum at Redwood City is co-sponsored by the Association of
Bay Area Governments (www.abag.org).
Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org
for information about the City and its services, the community,
recreation programs, education, and City government.
Contact: Tom Passanisi