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    AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Brian Stanke as Speaker!

    By AS Symposium
    Sep 26, '12 3:55 AM EST


         Brian Stanke, AICP, is a transportation planner with Cordoba Corporation and serves as a member of Program Management Team for the California High-Speed Train Project. As a certified urban planner, Brian brings years of urban planning and transportation policy experience to the program-wide planning team.  Specifically, he works with cities and regions to coordinate and develop plans for sustainable development and transit connectivity in the downtown and neighborhood surrounding future high-speed rail stations. This preparation work is essential to enable communities to make the most of the economic opportunities provided by the planned stations.

         Prior to joining Cordoba, Brian worked extensively with cities in northern California on advance planning projects, including new parking policies, area plans, and master plans for city commercial districts and neighborhoods.  His involvement with the high-speed rail in California dates back to 2001.  In 2005 he co-founded Californians For High-Speed Rail (CA4HSR), an advocacy group that campaigned for and helped secure billions in federal funding for the project and influenced key project planning decisions at the federal, state, and local levels.

         Brian earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Environmental Studies. Additionally, he earned a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University, where his studies focused on an analysis of the impact of high-speed rail on growth patterns of secondary cities in France and the implications for California. He lives in Oakland with his wife Mirela and daughter Siobhan.


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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.

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