W Fulton

William Fulton is the Mayor of Ventura, California, and is one of America's leading pundits on urban planning and economic growth. Fulton is the author of several well-known books, including THE RELUCTANT METROPOLIS: THE POLITICS OF URBAN GROWTH IN LOS ANGELES, which was a best-seller in the Los Angeles Times; GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA PLANNING, the classic textbook on urban planning in California; and THE REGIONAL CITY: PLANNING FOR THE END OF SPRAWL, which he co-authored with Peter Calthorpe. California Planning & Development Report (www.cp-dr.com) was his first publication, and he was the original editor and publisher. Fulton is a Principal of Design, Community & Environment (www.dceplanning.com), a California-based urban planning firm, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California's Department of Policy, Planning, and Development. In the 1980s, Fulton, a native of Upstate New York, served as Chair of the Planning Commission of the City of West Hollywood, California.

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