Upcoming Events

April 25

AEP/APA Networking Happy Hour

5.30 PM – 7.00 PM, Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House, 2504 S. Main Street, SOQUEL. Light snacks provided; no-host bar. Join us for happy hour at Beer Thirty in Soquel to network with your peers. This will be an opportunity to meet current AEP Board Members and thank past AEP President Bill Wiseman for his many years of service. Free event. Co-sponsored by AEP Monterey Bay and APA California-Northern. To register, click here. For more information, contact Megan Jones at mjones@rinconconsultants.com.

April 27

How 3-D Is Helping Planners Plan

12.30 PM – 1 PM, SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Mapping has always been a powerful tool for planners and policy makers, but it becomes even stronger with the advent of data-driven 3-D mapping and design software like Esri’s CityEngine. These applications have the potential to enrich planning efforts and to better inform planners about transportation systems and sea level rise. Learn more about how 3-D planning is the future of how we plan our cities. Co-sponsored by SPUR and APA. Free for APA Members and SPUR Members; $10 for non-members. For more information click here. For any queries, contact Noah Christman at nchristman@spur.org.

April 27

5th Annual Acronym Happy Hour with YPT, ITE, WTS, APA, & APBP

6.00 PM – 8.00 PM, Jones, 620 Jones Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Back by popular demand, come join all of your favorite Bay Area transportation and urban planning organizations in one place on one night. Join us as we toast to complete streets, shared use mobility, our collective transport wonkiness, and more. At this event you will get the chance to interact with members of YPT, ITE, WTS, and APBP. FREE. Please pre-register here. Contact Graham Pugh with any questions at gcpugh@gmail.com.

May 2

San Francisco Monthly Happy Hour

6:30pm – 8:30pm, Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Your monthly chance to network, have fun, and relax with your fellow planners, APA members, and urbanists. For more information, contact Graham Pugh at gcpugh@gmail.com or Shannon Fiala at fialashannon@gmail.com.

May 3

Casual Happy Hour with YPG

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, ISO Beers, 75 E Santa Clara St #120, SAN JOSE. Come enjoy the spring sun after work in downtown San Jose! Meet and network with other young planners and urbanists over some craft beers. For more information, contact Jason Su at sujason25@gmail.com.

May 10

Transit Village Tour & Happy Hour

5.30 PM – 8 PM, Pleasant Hill/ Contra Costa Center BART Station, PLEASANT HILL. Join APA NorCal for a tour of the “most unique live/work environment in Northern California” which has been 32 years in the making. Maureen Toms, AICP and Principal Planner with Contra Costa County will provide a tour of Contra Costa Center Transit Village from 5.30-6:30pm. We will end up on the patio at Parada Peruvian restaurant to mingle over some remarkable drinks and snacks from 6.30-8pm. If you would like to stay for a full dinner, you should make a reservation. If you have any questions, please contact Dana or Sarah at eastbayrac@norcalapa.org.

May 13

Spring 2017 AICP Exam Prep Workshop

10 AM–4 PM, UC Berkeley, Wurster Hall, BERKELEY. This is part of a six class workshop session for the May 2017 AICP Examination, each of which will cover different material. Dates for this workshop are January 28th, February 18th, March 11th, April 1st, April 22nd, and May 13th. Class materials will cost $100 (fee waived for full-time planning student or UCB employee). To register, contact Don Bradley, dr.donbradley@comcast.net or (650) 592-0915.

May 16

What Should the Region Be Doing About Housing?

12.30 PM – 1.30 PM, SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, SAN JOSE. The Bay Area is grappling with a regional housing shortage. Many argue that this is a regional issue that needs a regional vision and regional tools. What is the role of regional government in housing? How can jurisdictions better collaborate across boundaries? Come tackle these thorny questions with our panel. Co-sponsored by SPUR and APA. Free for APA Members and SPUR Members; $10 for non-members. For more information click here. For any queries, contact Noah Christman at nchristman@spur.org.

May 16

Speed Networking 2017 with ULI, AIA and APA

5.30 PM – 7.00 PM, The Hall, 1028 Market Street (Between 6th and 7th), SAN FRANCISCO. Join APA, the American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute at this ULI-hosted speed networking event. This is your chance to engage with other members of the APA/AIA/ULI community through a series of short, organized introductions. This event is a great way to meet future business associates and friends from a broad spectrum of the planning, design, and development industries. Hosted appetizers and drinks will be available during networking and a reception will follow. Pre-registration required. APA members use code Speed17 for 10% off the non-member price. Please click here to register. Contact Graham Pugh at gcpugh@gmail.com if you have any questions.

May 24

New Ideas for Diridon

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, SAN JOSE. Diridon Station can become a great urban hub and the gateway to the Bay Area. If planned well, it will generate economic activity and shape and showcase all that the South Bay has to offer. Join us for a discussion about what makes other urban train stations successful, and learn about SPUR’s principles for how to turn a grand vision into reality. Co-sponsored by SPUR and APA. Free for APA Members and SPUR Members; $10 for non-members. For more information click here. For any queries, contact Noah Christman at nchristman@spur.org.

**NOTICE** This event was originally planed for April 26, 2017, however due to an unforeseen circumstance, the event had to be rescheduled.

May 24

Zoning at 100: A Look Forward

6 PM – 7 PM, SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Zoning has had 100 years to evolve. Has it? What is its role in the Bay Area’s affordability crises? Join a panel of experts as they discuss the relationship between zoning and the housing market, and how local land use regulation could be done better. Co-sponsored by SPUR and APA. Free for APA Members and SPUR Members; $10 for non-members. For more information click here. For any queries, contact Noah Christman at nchristman@spur.org.

June 2

APA 2017 Awards Gala

6.30 PM – 9.30 PM, Nile Hall, Preservation Park, 668 13th Street, OAKLAND. Join us on this special night to honor innovative plans and projects, distinguished APA members, and future planners of the Northern Section. The evening will include a networking reception and presentation of awards, and will be preceded by a Preservation Park Walking Tour from 5.30 PM. Tickets and more information are available here. If you have any questions regarding the event or would like to be a sponsor, please contact Florentina Craciun, Awards Co-Chair, at 510-213 7915 or awards@norcalapa.org.

June 2

Pre-Awards Gala Walking Tour of Preservation Park

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM, Nile Hall, Preservation Park, 668 13th Street, OAKLAND. Join us for a Walking Tour of Preservation Park, which will be held prior to the APA 2017 Awards Gala. Tickets and more information are available here. If you have any questions regarding the event or would like to be a sponsor, please contact Florentina Craciun, Awards Co-Chair, at 510-213 7915 or awards@norcalapa.org.

June 6

San Francisco Monthly Happy Hour

6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tempest, 431 Natoma Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Your monthly chance to network, have fun, and relax with your fellow planners, APA members, and urbanists. For more information, contact Graham Pugh at gcpugh@gmail.com or Shannon Fiala at fialashannon@gmail.com.

January 1–December 31

ONGOING: Symposium, 1909–2109: Sustaining the Lasting Value of American Planning

ONLINE. This four-hour symposium on May 21, 2009, brought together federal officials, planners, academics, and grassroots advocates to focus on the achievements of America’s first 100 years of planning. See a video of the symposium (free) and earn CM credits. Visit http://bit.ly/ILq1gxCM | 4.0 may be earned by viewing all four parts of the symposium video.

January 1–December 31

ONGOING: Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments

ONLINE. Through examples and activities, this “how-to” guide explains the value of Health Impact Assessments and outlines the steps involved in conducting one. The course was developed by the APA and the National Association of County & City Health Officials. See a video and earn CM credits. Free. The availability of this video is subject to change without notice. For more information, click here. CM | 6.0 may be earned by viewing all course materials and taking an exam

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