Industrial Land Conversion

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High property values are driving local developers to convert industrial land to housing, retail and office space. Forum looks at what cities are doing to preserve industrial jobs while promoting other types of development.


Karen Chapple, executive director of the Center for Community Innovation and professor in the department of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley

Dena Belzer, principal at Strategic Economics, a consulting and research firm specializing in urban and regional economics and planning

Margot Lederer Prado, industrial specialist with Brownfields and administrative manager for the business development unit of the city of Oakland

Clinton Killian, attorney, former Oakland planning commissioner and columnist for the Oakland Globe