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December 20, 2007

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Although smart growth makes financial and environmental sense for communities, it's not always easy to achieve.

Paul Krutko is attempting to re-make San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley with smart growth from his office of economic development. His efforts come at the insistence of company CEOs who say their employees' time is too valuable to be spent in traffic. Paul is the city's Chief Development Officer and is responsible for the city's Office of Cultural Affairs. Paul previously led the Jacksonville, Florida Downtown Development Authority, and held a number of development positions at the City of Cleveland.

Benjamin dela Pena and Bill Fulton are collaborating to provide tools for communities to use to figure out step-by-step how they achieve smart growth. Benjamin is the Smart Growth Leadership Institute's Associate Director for Implementation. Bill is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern California.

We'll talk about smart growth and how to make it happen this week on Smart City.

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