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“Returning the Bay to San Diego will maintain the inner city as a prime place to live and ease the pressure for suburban growth.” 

Temporary Paradise? (1974)

The San Diego Bay KAN explores the unique conditions and historical precedents that define the multitude of uses along the San Diego Bay. We are interested in driving policy and design solutions that balance opportunities for public access with economic growth.

On the eve of our 60th Anniversary, and in light of the extraordinary events of this year, we have temporarily shifted our educational programming to a digital format.

Our hope is that this collection Contemporary Dialogues on the state of our region may serve as a time capsule, reminding us of the challenges our communities have faced and that much can be achieved if we continue to build bridges through collaboration and communication. We hope that by publishing these dialogues in a digital audio format, we will reach more diverse communities, giving them access to information on the issues that directly affect them. Please listen, enjoy, and share.


If You Have An Interest In...
Architecture / Landscape Architecture / Environmental Design
Land Use Governance & Planning
Natural Resource Management / Environmental Protection
Sustainable Economic Development / Rational Redevelopment
Climate Change Resilience / Responsive Communities
Social Justice / Environmental Justice / Public Health

Knowledge to Action Networks

C-3's Knowledge Action Networks (KANs) bring together local thought leaders from planning, design, policy, academia, community development, and more to discuss our region’s distinctive and pressing land use challenges.


Creating Civic Community (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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San Diego, CA 92101


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