“If it seems that the present suburban growth is too rapid, too poorly connected with public services, too extensive and homogeneous, too destructive of the land...then why does it happen?” 

Temporary Paradise? (1974)

The Back Country KAN explores best practices for suburban growth into undeveloped lands, and in particular, how to balance needs for housing, public services, and environmental conservation.

APPLY HERE to fill one of the following knowledge areas on the Back Country KAN.

Integrated Planning
Collaborative Governance
Sustainable Architecture and Design
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Natural Resource Management / Environmental Protection
Science-Based Decision Making / Evidence-Based Design
Community Engagement
Adaptive Reuse
Equity and Inclusion
Economic Development
Public Art and Placemaking

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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