Authored by John D. Landis and Michael Reilly of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley, this working paper from the Institute of Urban and Regional Development addresses the issue of how and where future urban development may take place around California over the coming decades. It is estimated that by 2020 California will be home to between 43 and 46 million residents, and by 2050, the state's population could be as large as 70 million persons. Within its 114 pages, this report presents the results of a series of baseline population and urban growth projections for California's 38 urban counties through the year 2100. The report also includes a section dedicated to explaining the methodology and data used to develop the different projections, and a section that quantitatively assesses the impacts of these projections on wetland, hillside, farmland, and habitat loss.
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