To arouse citizen interest in Regional Planning and how it must become an everyday, household effort to resolve the multiplying problems adversely impact urban regions; promote and perpetuate collaboration among each region's cities and local areas; and urban outreach through education and involvement of regional citizens.
The Regional Planning Foundation provides education and encouragement to citizens who wish to be involved at the grass roots level in regional decision-making.
Regions Aroused, by Frank W. Osgood, focuses on practical solutions to congestion, inadequate housing, poor education, mounting health and environmental problems in the Los Angeles Region of Southern California.
Large urban regions have proliferated throughout the United States and throughout the world. Shown here are more than one hundred regions ranging in population size from 50,000 to almost 19,000,000. Virtually every state is represented by a region on this map, an indication of their increasing importance in our society facing continuing rapid growth. The Regional Planning Foundation has a national and state orientation, we provide from our offices in Seal Beach CA and San Antonio TX, education through workshops and seminars to recruit regional citizens and to advocate for regional planning as an everyday effort to resolve regional problems today and tomorrow.
A Regional Citizen is a person who considers the important issues in his or her local regional community and keeps educated on those issues; cares enough about the community to participate in the Regional Planning process. They are the heart blood of successful Regional Planning since the core of regional planning organizations is currently composed of elected officials who can only represent the interests of their local area – not the region. Some attributes of a true regional citizen are:
For more information regarding becoming a regional citizen, we encourage you to contact or call us directly at 210.804.1919.
Frank W. Osgood, AICP – FWOsgood@yahoo.com
1542 Merion Way, 35-H – FWOsgood@regionalplanningfoundation.com
Seal Beach CA, 90740
Wendell Davis, AICP – firstname.lastname@example.org
142 W Rhapsody
San Antonio, TX 78216