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.
Industrial Land Conversion
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