San Diego is a patchwork of neighborhoods, ethnicities and unique landscapes. No two are alike but yet they all share the same desire for a livable and citizen centric environment.
There are 42 community planning groups where citizens and businesses bring their concerns and vision for their neighborhood. While their budgets are small, these groups are the voice for quality of life concerns when the City Council must consider new development.
New Eco-Districts a being created and economic prosperity is being sought through local community development. Sustainability and health need to be considered to make our neighborhoods cleaner and greener.
Is the goal self-sufficiency in energy, water and transportation? To create walk/bike friendly streets? To promote business districts?
Join us as we here how our community is planning with an ecological vision that will create a San Diego that we can proudly call America's Finest City.
Consultant, Land Use and Public Policy
City of San Diego Community Planners Committee
Joe has been a civil engineer, development manager, community advocate, and public policy practitioner over his 30 year career. He has successfully participated in complex land development projects in California, the western United States and internationally. Joe now focuses his practice in San Diego and southern California providing community relations and personalized management of land development opportunities. Recognized as a community leader Joe chairs community and city-wide committees; formed and managed non-profit community organizations; and serves on a variety of stakeholder groups.
Douglas Kot Executive Director
U.S. Green Building Council
Doug has been active in the sustainable design of communities and buildings and as an educator since 1998. He is a registered architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a former-Certified Planner member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND) and Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED AP EB: O+M). He has three professional degrees; a Bachelor of Architecture, a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of City Planning. Doug has taught extensively on building energy use, ecological urban design, and sustainable building technologies.