Silicon Valley is a study in contrasts– home to the extremely wealthy, the working poor, the homeless, and everyone in between. It experiences cycles of explosive economic growth with the addition of tens of thousands of jobs, while also being home to endangered species and rare serpentine flowers. One of the challenges that we face is how to make sure that people, flora, and fauna have the homes and habitats they need to survive and thrive.
How do we build an informed and engaged base that sees the value of both new housing to meet local and regional growth needs and parks and open space for recreation and conservation? It is not an “either – or” proposition, but rather “both – and.” Hear from South Bay housing and open space leaders on how we can create a “win-win” scenario that results in a resilient Silicon Valley with homes and habitats for all.


  • Steve Abbors, General Manager, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
  • Dorsey Moore, District 4 Director, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Board of Directors
  • Paul Ring, Vice President of Real Estate Development, The Core Companies
  • Angel Rios, Director, San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services
  • Therese Trivedi, Senior Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Moderator: Barbara Marshman, Editor, San Jose Mercury News

Registration is free for members and $10 for non-members.There are a limited number of seats available, so register today!

Lunch will be available starting at 11:30am. Our forum will begin at 12pm.

March 30th - January 1st 1970
12:00PM - 12:00AM
Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library - Community Room