8:30AM-NOON, MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street, OAKLAND. Beverages will be available in the room; also food/snacks at the adjacent cafe. This engaging half-day training course will introduce participants to the EcoDistricts Framework, a four-step process management tool to guide neighborhood sustainability projects. Urban developers, from public policymakers, urban planners and designers, to developers and community-based organizations will learn practical governance, engagement, assessment, and project development insights and approaches. COST: $145 early bird before May 12, $170 thereafter (APA member $25 discount registration code: APABayAreaEcoDistricts)! To register, click here. Co-sponsored by the APA California – Northern, its Sustainability Committee, and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Click the following for more information: about the workshop, about EcoDistrict.org, and the about event calendar details. Contact Teague Douglas, EcoDistricts Program Manager, for questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Scott Edmondson, AICP, with the Sustainability Committee (email@example.com).
9:30-5:30pm, Laney College Auditorium, 900 Fallon Street, OAKLAND. Catered lunch provided by Bistro Café ($10) available with pre-registration. This is one-day professional symposium kicks-off a second round of partnership conversations on resiliency planning initiated with the Rockefeller Foundation awards to Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and San Francisco as part of the 100 Resilient City Network. Featured speakers include experts in regional sustainability, city planning, and urban systems who will be joining the Hon. Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, Hon. Mayor Marie Gilmore of Alameda as well as community education partners to frame key lessons and collaborative approaches that incorporate resiliency into sustainable planning. This is a FREE. Click HERE for more information.
8:00AM-12:00PM, Watsonville Civic Plaza Community Room, 275 Main Street, 4th Floor, WATSONVILLE. Light refreshments to be provided. This FREE workshop, part of the Monterey Regional Stormwater Management Program, will present the new Phase II Post-Construction Requirements for site design, water quality treatment, runoff retention, and peak flow management measures; introduce the Stormwater Technical Guide; explain how to select and size appropriate measures for certain development project types; and provide case studies of actual projects. This event is sponsored by the Monterey Regional Stormwater Management Program (MRSWMP). To RSVP for this workshop, please complete the registration form and either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (831) 372-6178. For more information, contact Jeff Condit at email@example.com or (831) 645-4621.
8:45AM-4PM, Davis Amtrak Station, 840 2nd Street, DAVIS. Pedal through America’s most bike-friendly city and university with planners and city and university officials. Experience recent bicycle infrastructure innovations as the city seeks to become the first diamond level city recognized by the League of American Bicyclists. Follow some of the 100 miles of greenbelt bike paths, lanes, and trails in the city, as well as bike through the beautiful UCD Arboretum, and the 5th Street road diet along the edge of the walkable Davis downtown. See world famous Village Homes and recent projects, as well as several LEED Platinum developments on the UCD campus, including path-breaking West Village. COST: APA Members $100, Non-members $125, students $40. For more information and to register, click HERE. For questions, please contact Darcy Kremin at (510) 874-3110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 AM–NOON, MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street, OAKLAND. A continental breakfast will be provided. Northern Section is hosting the Chapter Conference in Oakland in October 2015. Planning has already started with many enthusiastic volunteers attending the prior three Local Host Committee (LHC) meetings. Please visit the conference website, by clicking here, to obtain the meeting agenda, review past meeting materials, learn about the nine sub-committees, and obtain contact information for the conference co-chairs.