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We synthesize historical knowledge with innovative thinking to develop solutions for San Diego's unique land use and design challenges.

C-3’s Knowledge-Action Networks (KANs) are collaborative think tanks that facilitate research, educational programming, and design proposals to illuminate strategies for achieving culturally vibrant, economically robust, and environmentally sustainable growth in the San Diego/Tijuana region.
Their mission is to synthesize historical knowledge with innovative thinking to identify solutions that empower and support diverse land use stakeholders from grassroots community activists to top-level policy makers. 

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.

Currently Seeking Knowledge In:

Architecture / Landscape Architecture / Environmental Design
Land Use Governance and Planning
Natural Resource Management / Environmental Protection
Sustainable Economic Development / Rational Redevelopment
Climate Change Resilience / Responsive Communities
Social Justice / Environmental Justice / Public Health

We are actively recruiting people who represent the above knowledge areas to join our coalition of individuals and organizations working toward comprehensive integrated planning throughout our region. Please submit a KAN Interest Questionnaire to get in touch about your own participation. 

KAN Structure

Each KAN works on one of six focus regions significant to San Diego. These areas were identified in C-3's seminal planning document, Temporary Paradise?, as needing special consideration, for each is pivotal to our quality of life, economic future, and also vulnerable to destruction.
KANs are composed of (at least) eight interdisciplinary members and chaired by a C-3 board director. Each KAN contributor must have either cultural / historical affiliation with the focus region or a professional / technical / academic expertise on issues affecting that region. Each KAN commits to producing two educational events annually and meeting once monthly to develop a working expertise of its focus region and identify opportunities for advocacy initiatives.

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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