Santa Barbara: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
- A Virtual Dialogue Series
Join Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation this spring for a free, five-part virtual dialogue series hosted on Zoom Webinar featuring some leading minds in the history, methodology and practice of principled urban development.
The City of Santa Barbara is exploring ways to revitalize its downtown core and provide more housing to meet our workforce needs as well as statewide housing requirements while remaining committed to keeping Santa Barbara’s character. How should we respond to the interrelated and multifaceted challenges Santa Barbara currently faces?
Throughout this series participants will learn how other, similar urban and suburban communities reached and implemented successful pragmatic solutions, how Santa Barbara developed and maintained its unique character, and how a better understanding of the history of that character development, coupled with some important lessons learned elsewhere, can help inform us about how we should respond to Santa Barbara’s urban development demands of today as well as prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.