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Regional Transportation Planning on the California/Baja California Border
May 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This webinar, which is being co-sponsored by the APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division and Latinos and Planning Division, is one in a series that will provide training to AICP members on best practices in cross-border regional planning along the U.S. / Mexico border. This first webinar will focus on cross-border regional transportation planning along the California / Baja California border. Speakers will include senior staff members from the following state and regional planning agencies: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG); Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC); Secretaria de Infraestructura y Desarrollo Urbano del Estado (SIDUE)- Baja California’s state infrastructure and transportation agency; Instituto Metropolitana de Planeación de (IMPLAN) -regional / municipal planning agency for Tijuana; and Instituto Municipal de Investigación y Planeación Urbana de Mexicali (IMIP) – regional / municipal planning agency for Mexicali.
Specific topics to be covered include:
- Roles of and relationships among regional, state, and federal transportation planning agencies on the U.S. side of border;
- Roles of and relationships among regional, state, and federal transportation planning agencies on Mexican side of border;
- The overall framework and structure for cross-border planning in San Diego / Tijuana region and Imperial County / Mexicali region;
- Overview of SANDAG Borders Committee and other collaboration mechanisms for interregional planning and project development in San Diego / Tijuana cross-border region (e.g., binational stakeholder group meetings, annual roundtables, etc.)
- Overview of collaboration mechanisms for interregional planning and project development in Imperial County / Mexicali cross-border region;
- Specific examples of past and current transportation plans and projects in San Diego / Tijuana region and Imperial County / Mexicali region.
AICP members will learn about the challenging transportation issues facing these cross-border regions (for example, the San Ysidro / Tijuana port of entry is the busiest land border crossing in the world) and how they are being successfully addressed through unique public agency collaboration mechanisms. They will also learn about efforts to integrate these transportation planning activities into broader comprehensive planning efforts, such as the “Otay Mesa / Mesa de Otay Cross-border Strategic Planning Program” that was conducted jointly by SANDAG and IMPLAN Tijuana, which included cross-border public participation activities and led to a jointly adopted strategic plan that addressed environmental, economic, and social issues for a rapidly growing portion of the cross-border region. Speakers will share “lessons learned” and emerging issues that are now being addressed through these collaborative planning efforts.
1.5 CM credits are available for this event.
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