How Should California Prep for a Population Surge?

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The California Department of Finance issued it's new population projections earlier this week, predicting not just an increase to sixty million residents but major changes in the makeup of the state. California is projected to become a majority Hispanic state by 2042, the San Francisco bay area will be home to even larger concentrations of Asian-Americans, and Riverside County will leap ahead of its neighbors in size. The projections make Los Angeles’ longstanding nemesis – traffic – even more daunting. Can the region build enough mass transit or freeways to cope? Where are all these new residents going to be housed, or go to school?

Credits

Guests:
Jeff Rabin - planning and environmental consultant, Hasan Ikhrata - Southern California Association of Governments - @SCAG_ED, Kevin Starr - (1940-2017)

Host:
Jim Sterngold

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky