Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of City and Regional Planning


City and Regional Planning


Dr. Umut Toker


Clean technologies that create a positive impact on global climate change are developed in cities and regions throughout the United States. The City of Sacramento aims to capitalize on this market trend by building partnerships between regional actors such as universities and venture capital groups, as well as identify land, and subsequently specific land uses and development guidance, to support growth in this industry. This research paper uses the single case study methodology to identify the major dynamics working to build and sustain Sacramento’s Cleantech Zone, as well as their relationship between urban planning and economic development tools.