Mr. William Fulton, City of San Diego Director of Planning, Neighborhoods & the Economic Development Department speaking about "The Role of the Planning Department in San Diego’s future – and future Public Works"
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THURSDAY, July 10, 2014
William Fulton, City of SD
Bio: William Fulton, AICP, is Planning Director of the City of San Diego, America’s eighth-largest city. He joined the City of San Diego after serving in Washington, D.C., as Smart Growth America’s Vice President & Director of Policy Development & Implementation.
A former Mayor of Ventura, CA, Bill had had as an urban planner, author, professor, and politician. He is the author of several important books on urban planning, including The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles; The Regional City: Planning of the End of Sprawl(co-authored with Peter Calthorpe); and the textbook Guide to California Planning. Bill was also a Principal in the California-based planning firm, The Planning Center | DC&E, and is a Senior Scholar at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
As a practicing urban planner and economic development consultant, Bill has worked on a wide variety of projects, including local transit-oriented development plans, a GIS tool to identify and quantify infill development potential; transferable development rights programs; and California’s recent transition away from redevelopment. As a city councilmember and mayor in Ventura, he championed the passage of an all-infill general plan, a revised growth management system; and an innovative effort to incubate high-tech businesses.
A native of the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Bill graduated from St. Bonaventure University and holds graduate degrees in journalism/public affairs from The American University in Washington D.C., and in urban planning from UCLA in Los Angeles. In 2009, he was selected by Planetizen as one of the Top 100 Urban Thinkers.
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