“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.   

C-3's Comments on the Complete Communities Initiative

C-3 calls on the City of San Diego to take the time necessary to ensure that the vision laid out by Complete Communities is implemented to its full potential. More community engagement and more attention to the issues we and other organizations have raised are of paramount importance in these challenging, changing times.


APPLY HERE to fill one of the following knowledge areas on the Urban Core 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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