Where Will 10 Million New Californians Live?

In an international competition architects were challenged to develop a growth pattern in the Central Valley that would have minimal encroachment on farmland.

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August 20, 2000, 10:00 AM PDT

By California 2000

In an international competition sponsored by the Great Valley Center, http://www.greatvalley.org/ , architects around the world were given the challenge to develop a pattern for growth in the Central Valley that would have minimal encroachment on farmland. Anticipating an additional 10 million residents by 2040, the Central Valley faces losing prime farmland to urbanization at an alarming rate. The competition "Housing the next 10 Million" drew 130 creative and thoughtful entries, and while land-use planning does not currently operate with a regional perspective, organizers hope that such forums will start discussions, get planners coordinating and communities involved.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Monday, August 14, 2000 in San Jose Mercury News

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