Detail: Better Not Bigger Conference
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CONFERENCE: "Better Not
Bigger: Grappling with Growth in Sonoma
County," July 23, 1999. Presented by
Sustainable Sonoma County, this event featured Eben
Fodor, author of the innovative book Better Not
Bigger, as well as key local and regional
leaders offering different perspectives on the
topic. Our shared goal was to transform how people
in this county think and talk about urban growth.
The event and Conference Book succeeded in bringing
new and vital information and perspectives to key
players both in government and the community.
ROLE: Co-created the event with the
Conference Steering Committee. Designed event
schedule and flow. Designed, gathered information
for, and created the 48-page Conference Book, which
included key articles and resources about urban
growth and related issues, for attendees to use at
the event and beyond.
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Attendee Praise for the Conference and Conference Book
"An excellent conference - well-organized, great
content, good pacing with different things happening. You
all did a very good job, and a service to the whole
"The conference was seamlessly run, high energy, great
fun, ignited hopes, and nurtured visions. I'm leaving
with some specific ideas and contacts and new interest in
"I liked the entire program from beginning to end.
I've done workshops and conferences all my working life -
this was the best."
"I left feeling empowered and positive, rare for this
"The resource book will be invaluable. I already have
several ideas and plans through the resources it
"The resources book is fantastic. It helped my
listening because most of my notes were already taken! I
look forward to reading it and to making contact with the
"Inspired me to get involved with local groups, to
help effect changes in Sonoma County's growth
"It was really a wonderfully-coordinated and
highly-informative opportunity. Thank you!"
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