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The Institute of Urban and Regional Development, a campuswide organized research unit, conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research and practical work that helps scholars and students understand the dynamics of communities, cities and regions while informing public policy at the local, state and national levels.

The Institute provides a research home and support to individual faculty and graduate students who initiate their own projects or collaborate on multidisciplinary programs. The Institute's Community Partnerships Office comprises a significant institutional program of partnership with communities and public and nonprofit agencies in the Bay Area to assist them with research, evaluations, conferences, workshops, internships and innovative planning and design.

Cover page of The City of Santa Cruz ADU Program

The City of Santa Cruz ADU Program

(2013)

Berg oversees the City of Santa Cruz’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund and Inclusionary Housing Program as well as the HUD CDBG and HOME Programs. In 2003 Berg developed Santa Cruz’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program, which won national APA, AI and EPA awards.

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Cover page of Hidden Density

Hidden Density

(2013)

Paul Fassinger has more than 20 years of experience working in the fields of planning, forecasting and economic modeling. His work has emphasized economic and demographic analysis at the regional and local levels. Fassinger has been responsible for a number of forecasts for the San Francisco Bay Area and other regions of California. He is also actively involved in Bay Area and California housing issues. He holds MS and PhD degrees from Cornell University and an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. 

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Cover page of Infilling California

Infilling California

(2013)
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Cover page of The Potential for Second Units in the East Bay

The Potential for Second Units in the East Bay

(2013)

The Center for Community Innovation is assessing both the social and individual benefits of second units as well as their potential to accommodate future housing needs in the East Bay.

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Cover page of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs

Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs

(2012)

Infill need not be limited to cities. Suburban landscapes—shopping plazas, campus-style office parks, and vast residential subdivisions—can be creatively transformed and adaptively re-used as well. Hear how a mix of urban design, regulatory, fiscal, and organizational strategies can be used to re-inhabit, redevelop, and regreen the traditionally auto-centric and mono-cultural suburbs of America.

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