“Instead of ... destroying housing and uprooting residents, we might focus on these long commercial strips, so vital to the city, so deteriorated, and so amenable to change without social dislocation.” 

Temporary Paradise? (1974)

The Urban Core KAN seeks policy and design solutions that balance the pressures of growth within the urban core with the advancement of social equity and community character.   


Retired Urban Planner


Executive Director

North Park Main Street






A Better Mission Valley and SDSU West

The stadium property in Mission Valley is the largest developable site in the city and is publicly owned. It represents a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve a spectacular outcome for all concerned – SDSU, the Mission Valley community, and the city as a whole.
Read more on our work toward a better Mission Valley plan.

Apply for one of the following available seats on the Urban Core KAN.

Community Leader [2]
Planning, Design, or Environmental Professional [3]
Policy Specialist [2]
Send letter of interest and CV to Dave Abrams.

C-3's Knowledge Action Networks (KANs) bring together local thought leaders from planning, design, policy, academia, community development, and more to address our region’s distinctive and pressing land use challenges.


Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy on issues of policy, planning, and design throughout the San Diego region. Federal Tax ID: 95-2593199



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