Seth Miller

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Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

Position: Senior Advisor - CA Blueprint
Phone: (415) 227-1100 Ext 179
Office: 135 Main Street, San Francisco

Seth Miller currently serves as a Senior Consultant to the California Regional Blueprint Planning Program, an initiative of Caltrans, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the Air Resource Board. The work focuses on balancing stakeholder input and public policies related to comprehensive regional planning efforts. Seth has facilitated dozens of public workshops throughout the state to design programs that increase environmental benefits while reducing congestion and expanding economic opportunity for low-income communities.
From 2001 - 2007, Seth worked with the California Center for Regional Leadership directing the Strategic Growth Program to enhance growth planning policies and practice statewide. In this capacity, he served as manager of the California Policy Reform Network; a Technical Advisor to the California Department of Resources; member of the Stakeholder Leadership Group for the CA Office of Planning and Research; Working Group member for the Social Equity Caucus in the Bay Area; and facilitator of dozens of outreach sessions with business leaders and social equity champions to support the 2006 Infrastructure Bond.  He co-authored The California Regional Quality of Life Indicators Report in 2003, The California Story Report in 2004, The Challenge of California’s Housing Supply and Affordability Crisis in 2005, and numerous other publications related to public infrastructure policy and practice. 
Seth has 15 years of experience in community development, infrastructure investment policy, and resource planning. He was co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in Taos, New Mexico and served as Executive Director of ASAP Online and NetDay - two social ventures designed to address the economic sustainability in Oakland, California.  He has served on numerous regional and local boards and currently serves Board Member for Root Cause Institute, Management Team Member for ClimatePlan, and Strategic Advisor for Technology Against World Blindness. He is nationally recognized leader in the area of social entrepreneurship, regional planning, and land use. He has a BA in History from The Colorado College. Seth lives in San Francisco with his wife, Ruth Bond, and sons, Max, Ben and Julian. 

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