6–8 PM, Jillian’s, 175 Fourth Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Imagine this: all of your favorite Bay Area transportation organizations in one place on one night. Dream come true, right? What if we also said there would be free billiards and free appetizers? And games and possibly prizes? Voilia! Your dream event is just around the corner and we hope to see you there. To register, click here.
9 AM–1 PM, Shimada Peace Park, end of Marina Bay Parkway, RICHMOND. Enjoy a leisurely 5-mile hike and scenic views along a segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Learn about the historic center of the Bay Area shipbuilding industry, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, plans for UC Berkeley/Lawrence Livermore National Lab Richmond Bay Campus, and restoration of nearby Meeker Slough and Stege Marsh. Sponsored by California Planning Roundtable and APA Northern Section. Requested donation: $25 (benefits California Planning Foundation for student scholarships). Planning students free. To register click here. For more information, see Richmond Marina Bay Trail Flyer pdf or contact Hanson Hom at email@example.com. CM | 3.5 pending
8:30 AM-12:15 PM, MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, Room 171, OAKLAND. Light breakfast provided. APA Northern Section is hosting both a Law and Ethics workshop where participants may attend one or both sessions. The Ethics session starts at 9:00am, and will consist of two parts: the review and discussion of the 2013 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, such as the proposed Peripheral Canal and alternative energy projects. The Law sessions will start at 10:45am and will explain the recent changes in the law of inclusionary housing, and offer insight as to how communities may adjust their inclusionary housing policies in response to these changes in the law. Cost: $20 per each session or $35 for both. Pre-registration is encouraged, although a limited number of registrations will be avialable at the door, for an additional $5. For more information and to REGISTER, click HERE.
9 AM – 12:30 PM, Community Center, Garden Room, 7007 Moeser Lane, EL CERRITO. Light breakfast provided. One of a series of four free workshops covering planning fundamentals appropriate for planning commissioners, elected officials and planners. Workshop #2 topics include land use legal principles and key cases, general plans and zoning, and energy and sustainability. Co-sponsored by APA California-Northern, Bay Area Planning Directors Association, and Association of Bay Area Governments. Seating is limited and preference will go to planning commissioners. To register, click here. For more information, contact Janet Palma, AICP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco’s Chinatown was recently named as a Great Neighborhood as part of the APA’s 2013 Great Places in America. Its sustainability, culture, community activism, and planning efforts helped the neighborhood earn this designation. Chinatown was one of only two California places to receive such a designation this year. The other was Grand Park in Los Angeles which was named as a Great Public Space. The Great Places program celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow. The Chinatown write up can be found by clicking here.