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Lockyer heads state infrastructure panel

01 February 2005

ATTENTION: Political, planning reporters and editors

Contact: By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

"Infrastructure Planning," part of the University of California, Berkeley "California at 50 Million" colloquium series on the state's demographic, economic and environmental future challenges as its population nears 50 million.

5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8

Room 105, UC Berkeley' School of Law (Boalt Hall), on the southeast corner of campus near the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Bancroft Way.

Speakers will include:
* State Attorney General Bill Lockyer
* Nick Bollman, president and CEO of the California Center for Regional Leadership
* Deborah Reed, program director and population research fellow with the Public Policy Institute of California

Accompanying the state's population boom is a need for massive infrastructure investment in schools, water and wastewater systems, roads and other critical state and local services.

UC Berkeley's Institute of Urban and Regional Development is hosting the series, taking a leadership role in exploring how much and what kind of investment is needed in California over the next 20 to 25 years, how natural resources can be preserved and protected, and what options exist for delivering and managing critical services.

More information about future "California at 50 Million" colloquia is on the Web at:http://www-iurd.ced.berkeley.edu/events.htm.