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QIMBY groups (Quality In My Back Yard i.e. community engagement)

By developing more compact, walkable communities, we can improve our health, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and strengthen our economy.

MidTown4th QIMBY walking workshop Feb 23 4-6 start at Quadriga Landscape Architects office 1212 4th Street Studio K Santa Rosa end for happy hour at Bird in the Bottle.  

  • View the MidTown4th QIMBY booklet!  
  • Ongoing meetings at City Garden Donuts 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at noon.  email: to rsvp


Town of Fulton

  • Community design charrette Feb 9 3:30-5 at Fulton Crossing 
  • Mark West Citizen Advisory Council on February 12 @ 6:00 at the Larkfield Fire Station


Petaluma QIMBY - Urban Chat hosts the KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW lecture series


7:00pm, at Petaluma Community Center on McDowell Boulevard.  2018 schedule pending


Rail Road Square QIMBY's endorse DeTurk Winery Village Project, a Mixed-Use Transit Oriented, 165 rental unit project in Santa Rosa’s Rail Road Square.  Partnering with Sonoma County Transportation and Land Use Coalition, Sonoma County Alliance Housing Taskforce, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Greenbelt Alliance, NorBAR (North Bay Association of Realtors), Friends of SMART, American Institute of Architects Redwood Empire.  

What do you think of the ideas for creating financially resilient communities explained in this video?

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Minimum disability access

We are continuing to add more and more housing that excludes people with mobility limitations--an ever-growing segment of our community. Basic and minimal accessibility standards will create inordinate good. The concept of "visitability" recommends that there be one zero-step entrance, doors with 32 inches of clear passage space, and one bathroom on the main floor you can get into in a wheelchair. As the baby boomers age access will become increasingly important. We should incorporate these standards in all of our residential building. Some of the urgency of incorporating "visitability" is that California and Federal regulations have minimal impact on housing unlike commerce. More can be found at

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