8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street (Lake Merritt BART), OAKLAND. Light breakfast provided. The Association of Bay Area Governments is hosting the State of the Region Symposium. Each attendee will receive a copy of the State of the Region report. ABAG’s Chief Economist will give highlights from the report, which covers the strength of the economic recovery, the geographic and demographic changes that have characterized recent growth, and the challenges of adapting the housing market to ongoing demand. Two panels with distinguished speakers will discuss the effects of housing and the economy. The audience will be a key part of the symposium, with opportunities to ask questions to the speakers and to bring additional viewpoints into the discussion. To learn more about this symposium, to view the agenda, and to REGISTER, click here. COST: $50 includes symposium, light breakfast, and 88-page printed report. For more information, contact Hing Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org
10 AM–3:00 PM, UC Berkeley, Wurster Hall, BERKELEY. This is the first of four sessions for the May 2015 AICP Examination, each of which will cover different material. The sessions have been sponsored by the Section for 25 years and have an average 96% pass rate. Subsequent dates for the May 2015 exam prep workshops are March 14th, April 4th, and April 25th. Class materials will cost $100 (though this fee may be waived). To register, contact Don Bradley, email@example.com or (650) 592-0915.
8:30 AM – 12:15 PM, MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street (Lake Merritt BART), OAKLAND. Light breakfast provided. The Northern Section is hosting another a Law and Ethics workshop where participants may attend one or both sessions. The Ethics Session starts at 9:00 a.m. and will consist of two parts: the review and discussion of the 2014 AICP ethics case of the year and a discussion of the challenges in the application of AICP’s Principles to Which We Aspire to some of the State’s major planning issues. The Law Session will start at 10:45am and will present an overview of the eight CEQA cases currently pending before the California Supreme Court. The Court taking on so many cases at once suggests that it may want to clarify a broad range of CEQA issues.
To learn more about these workshops and to REGISTER, click here. COST: $15 per each session or $30 for both. Pre-registration is encouraged, although a limited number of registrations will be available at the door, for an additional $5. For more information, contact Jonathan Schuppert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, The Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue (Walnut Creek BART), WALNUT CREEK. Connect with fellow planners and other professionals from the East Bay at an after-work happy hour event hosted by the East Bay RAC. Planners and planning-minded folks from all over the region are all welcome to attend. The Stadium Pub is a 10 minute walk from the Walnut Creek BART station. This event is FREE, and no RSVP is necessary. For more information contact Andrew Mogensen at .
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Comal, 2020 Shattuck Avenue (Downtown Berkeley BART), BERKELEY. Join your fellow planners to socialize, network, and enjoy some good guacamole and other snacks. This event is co-hosted by the East Bay RAC and AEP’s East Bay Program Committee, and people from all over the region are welcome. The event is FREE and no RSVP is necessary. For more information contact Dahlia Chazan at email@example.com.