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"The Forum at Redwood City" Opens with Nationally-Known Speaker and Author Peter Katz

Redwood City, CA - November 13, 2003 - Peter Katz

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

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 (

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Contact: Tom Passanisi
Principal Planner

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