Owning a home: it's
the foundation of the American Dream. But that dream could prove a nightmare
to the Central Valley -- the fastest growing region in the state --
as land is swallowed up to provide for a surging population, and sprawl
threatens to choke off our urban centers.
In this edition
of New Valley, we examine
a bold new program for "smart growth" in the Central Valley...profile
attention-getting alternatives to single-family detached homes...and
discover some of the unique challenges facing senior citizens in the
housing market. We visit cities such as Chico, Davis, Hughson, and Suisun
City to see how civic leaders, citizens, and developers are designing
As we plan for the
coming decades, the Central Valley has an opportunity to become a model
for sustainable communities - but are we willing to build and live "denser"?
Tune in and find out on New Valley:
Give Me Shelter!