Advocating For A Green City

Richard Register is the Berkeley, California's chief spokesman for building a 'Green' Berkeley.

"Locally, in addition to several creek restoration projects, his influence has been tangible in the debate over Berkeley's proposed General Plan, a document of over 600 policies which is undergoing final revisions and, when finished, will guide the city's development, transportation, and environmental strategies for the next twenty years. Register tried to tack four "ecocity amendments" onto the plan, and though they were twice defeated (first by the planning commission, then by the City Council) the council agreed to convene a task force to explore the possibility of an environmentally friendly project downtown that sounds very much like the one Register proposed. (Ironically, it was not the progressives on the council who embraced Register's out-of-the-box proposals, but the moderates.)"

Thanks to Amy Rogers

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