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The Blueprint

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How Regional Planning Helps California Build 3.5 Million Housing Units

Bill Higgins - Aug 07, 2019

Overview of the regional planning component to address the Housing Crisis in the state budget. 

Rick Bishop, WRCOG Executive Director

The Vague Advantage of COGs

Rick Bishop, Executive Director, WRCOG - Jul 29, 2018

WRCOG executie director explains that Councils of Governments (COGs) are flexible (vague) institutions well-positioned to provide cost-effective regional approaches to issues affecting individual localities.

Regions in California: 9 Takeaways

Regional Governance: 9 Takeaways

Bill Higgins - Nov 10, 2017

Many people associate regional governments with transportation planning and SB 375.  But they are so much more.  Skipping the history of regional governments, we cut to the chase with nine takeaways.

Gird Your Regional Loins: Chartering a New Path

William Dodge - Nov 01, 2017

Former NARC executive director discusses the potential of "regional charters" as a means of improving the governance to address the critical problems many communities face.  

SCAG General Assembly Forges Regional Unity

Bill Higgins - May 08, 2017
Nobody does a General Assembly like SCAG--but the takeaway this year is that cities and counties should be asking more from their regional governments.