6–7:30 PM, Asia Society, Bechtel Conference Room, 500 Washington St, SAN FRANCISCO. From transportation systems and green buildings to community networks and cultural spaces, speakers will explore how urbanization is shaping the future of the Pacific Rim. The event will feature keynote remarks by Thai-Ker Liu, who spearheaded Singapore’s public housing initiative and helped to define urban development for the city, along with urban planning and analysis scholars Jennifer Wolch and Lewis Knight of Gensler, a leading global architecture firm. The event will be moderated by Jeffrey Heller, one of the world’s foremost green architects. Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute are hosting the event, co-sponsored by APA California-Northern. $10 for APA members; $15 for non-members. To register and for more information, click here. CM | 1.0 pending
12-1 PM, Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department Front Conference Room, 2550 Ventura Avenue, SANTA ROSA. Pete Parkinson, AICP, will discuss Housing Element Update Guidance issued recently by HCD. The Guidance document is available on the HCD website here. This Guidance provides a completeness checklist and a “Streamlined Update” template that should help cities and counties prepare a compliant Housing Element in this next round. Pete was a member of the Housing Element Working Group convened by HCD to develop this new Guidance. He will also talk about recent leadership changes at HCD and other issues related to HCD’s review of local Housing Elements. Bring your lunch, dessert will be provided. Free. RSVP by May 14th to Kristine Gaspar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 523-1010. CM | 1.0 pending
6:30 PM, Scott’s Seafood Restaurant, Jack London Square, OAKLAND. For information and to download an event flyer, click here. To reserve online until May 16, click here. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door. For more information, contact Awards Co-Directors Eileen Whitty at email@example.com or John Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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