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By Steve Levy

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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
Jul 29, 2014 10:33 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 890

Regional Background

The City Council will discuss the Comp Plan update process on August 4th. I sent some background memos on regional trends and ideas about... More
Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
Jul 16, 2014 3:47 pm
Comments: 16 | Views: 2,575

I see three principal sets of activities where workers, residents and visitors spend money—1) eating and drinking, 2) personal services and 3) retail shopping.... More
Smart Growth, Commuting and Non Commute Travel Options
Jun 27, 2014 12:58 pm
Comments: 31 | Views: 3,457

Many households include multiple workers who often work in different directions from where they live. What are the "smart" locations for these households to minimize... More
Improving Job and Income Mobility for the Region's Low and Moderate Wage Workers
Jun 20, 2014 4:37 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 3,448

I have spent the past 18 months working with a team engaged to study how to improve the job prospects and income of low and moderate wage workers in the Bay Area.... More
Smart Growth Principles ARE Smart
Jun 13, 2014 3:53 pm
Comments: 38 | Views: 3,315

The term smart growth is used to describe a perspective on how our region's growth, particularly the housing growth, should be located. It is separate from the discussion... More
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Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
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