6:00 – 7:30 PM, SPUR, 654 Mission Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Beverages and light snacks available. A new, neighborhood-scale greenhouse gas inventory of the Bay Area suggests that responding effectively to climate change requires a more nuanced, place-based approach. The authors of the study – Chris Jones of UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, and David Burch of BAAQMD – will present their findings and lead a discussion about necessary planning and behavioral changes. Co-presented by the APA California Northern Sustainability Committee and the Planners Working Group on Energy and the Built Environment. Free for APA and SPUR members, $10 for non-members. For more information, click here, or contact Josh Hohn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern News invites you to submit photos for its magazine cover and for its “Where in the world” feature. The newsletter uses a cover photo and a WITW photo 10 times each year. Cover photos will be cropped to square format and should be at least 3000 pixels wide. The subject can be anything of planning interest in our Northern Section (Del Norte to Monterey County, plus the Bay Area). WITW photos may show any urban-scape directly related to our field or practice, anywhere in the world, and should be at least 1200 pixels wide. Check our archives at here to see photos used in past issues. Send your JPEGs or TIFFs to “Editor” at email@example.com.
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Sonoma State University, The Cooperage (park in Lot J), ROHNERT PARK. The 31st Annual Planning Conference for Commissioners, Elected Officials, and Professional Staff this year will cover: 1) SB 375 – Planning, Investment, Building, Monitoring, Planning (The Cycle to Success); 2) Measuring Transportation Impacts – Can VMT and LOS Peacefully Co-Exist; and 3) A Culture of Health – What Your General Plan Can do for You. Speakers include Mike McCoy, Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council; Al Herson from The Sohagi Group; and Dr. Elizabeth Baca, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. COST: $80. Registration deadline is November 26, 2014. For more information contact Katie Musick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-664-2112 or click click here.
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM, City of Novato Administration Building, Second Floor Womack Conference Room, 922 Machin Avenue, NOVATO. North Bay Brown Bag event. With the lack of affordable housing options, accessory dwelling units (ADUs aka backyard cottages, in-law studios) are an increasingly popular form of alternative housing. The desire to “right-size” is growing among both millennials and older generations seeking a convenient lifestyle. Join us to learn about ADUs from a planning perspective. Jordan Harrison, Policy Planner with the City of Berkeley, will discuss the many considerations the City of Berkeley continues to confront as they reevaluate their ordnance on accessory dwelling units, including typical hurdles. Kevin Casey, CEO and Founder of New Avenue, will share best practices on the design and development of ADUs. This event is free. You may bring your lunch, dessert will be provided. RSVP by October 24th to Kristine Gaspar at email@example.com.
7PM, Bluestem Brasserie, 1 Yerba Buena Lane, SAN FRANCISCO. $30 per APA member, $35 per non-member, and $15 for students and unemployed. Join us for the 2014 APA CA Northern Section Holiday Party! As always, we will have a drawing for the California Planning Foundation to benefit students who are pursuing planning degrees. Raffle tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or at the party. Please contact Florentina Craciun at (510) 874-3127 or at Florentina.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate an item, simply contribute to CPF, or if you have any question regarding the party. RSVP by clicking here or by buying your ticket at the door. For registration at the door there will be an extra $5 charge, so register online to save money. See you there!