Upcoming Events

July 27

East Bay Happy Hour

McKay's Taphouse and Beer Garden, 252 Main St, Pleasanton
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6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden, 252 Main St, PLEASANTON. Network, have fun, and relax with your fellow planners, APA members, and urbanists. For more information, contact your East Bay Regional Activity Coordinators at eastbayrac@norcalapa.org.

August 1

APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco

Alchemist Bar & Lounge, 679 3rd Street, San Francisco
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6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Alchemist Bar & Lounge, 679 3rd 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.

August 2

Designing for What We Don’t Know Yet, Part III

SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco CM | 1 Pending
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12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SAN FRANCISCO. When we think about designing for the future, are we thinking about the right things? We’ll tackle in an in-depth conversation about designing for what we don’t know yet. Co-sponsored by SPUR. Pre-registration is not required for this event. Free for APA members; $10 for non-members. Further information available here.

August 3

APA California Legislative Briefing

Webinar CM | 2; L | 1.5
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10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Webinar. APA Chapter Vice President of Policy and Legislation, John Terell, and APA California lobbyists Sande George and Lauren De Valencia from Stefan/George Associates, will be leading a session on current legislative bills. They will update you on planning-related legislation that APA California has been lobbying in 2017. The event is free for APA Members, $20 for non-members. For more information and to register, click here.

August 9

North Bay AICP Exam Study Group: Session 3

Permit Sonoma, Hearing Room, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa
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12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Permit Sonoma, Hearing Room, 2550 Ventura Avenue, SANTA ROSA. Permit Sonoma will be hosting a monthly series of brown bag study groups for planners interested in pursuing the AICP credential. Sessions will be held the second Wednesday of each month. All interested planners invited! Bring your lunch and any study materials. Free. RSVP to jane.riley@sonoma-county.org.

August 12

South Bay Professional Headshot Day

River Oaks Park, 328 River Oaks Parkways, San Jose
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10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, River Oaks Park, 328 River Oaks Parkways, SAN JOSE. Tired of using your selfie as a professional photograph? Local Bay Area Business, Elite Vivant will beautifully guide participants in a photography session in either a white or scenic (outdoor) background. Participants will have one wardrobe selection. A Private Viewing Gallery will be available on the same day to select 2 of your favorite images to be professionally retouched. For APA Members $50. To register, click here. For more information contact Cherise Orange at southbayrac@norcalapa.org.

August 16

Learning From Seattle

SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland CM | 1 Pending
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12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, OAKLAND. With a long-running tech boom, fast-rising housing costs, urban growth boundaries to preserve open space at the region’s edge, and plans to remove a freeway to open up the waterfront, Seattle has much in common with the Bay Area. Hear what key lessons our region can learn from the Emerald City. Co-sponsored by SPUR. Pre-registration is not required for this event. Free to the public. SPUR’s first event of the month in each city is free for everyone. Further information available here.

August 17

Bay Area Greenprint Introductory Webinar

Online via Skype for Business CM | 1 Pending
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2 PM -3 PM. Online meeting. Learn the basics to using the Bay Area Greenprint toolkit. Carrie Schloss, Spatial Data Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, will give you a tour of the tool and walk you step-by-step through Greenprint report creation and interpretation of natural resources in a case study demonstration. Free event. To register, please follow this link here.

August 20

Environmental History of Modini Mayacamas Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch, Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road, 8 miles Northeast of Healdsburg CM | 2 Pending
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9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road, 8 miles Northeast of HEALDSBURG. Join Dave Self, Resource Ecologist, for a hike on Audubon Canyon Ranch’s remote 3,000-acre Modini Mayacamas Preserves, high above the Alexander and Knights Valleys. Starting from the junction of Pine Flat and Red Winery Roads, we’ll drive 9 miles up Pine Flat Road to Little Sulphur Creek. From there, we’ll take a short one mile hike up to the ridgeline, to appreciate serpentine sunflowers, turpentine weed and other late summer wildflowers. We’ll also enjoy views of Alexander Valley and the outer Coast Ranges. During the walk, Dave will talk about the environmental history of the area (which included an 1870’s mining town), the role of fire in the ecology of the region, and about ACR’s fire program and mountain lion project. Bring water, wear sturdy hiking shoes, no pets allowed. Free to APA members, $20 for nonmembers. To register and for detailed driving directions, click here. Register by August 11. For questions contact Kristine Gaspar at kristine.gaspar@ghd.com.

August 21

Planners of Color Social Mixer

Lost and Found, 2040 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
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6.00 PM – 8.00 PM, Lost and Found, 2040 Telegraph Avenue, OAKLAND (near 19th Street BART station). This is a call-out for Planners of Color! Meet, network and exchange ideas with other planners. Everybody welcome! No-host bar. For more information or to RSVP, contact Miroo Desai at mdesai@emeryville.org or Cindy Ma at ms.cindy.ma@gmail.com.

August 24

The Persistence of the Past

SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco CM | 1 Pending
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12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SAN FRANCISCO. The San Francisco we know today is shaped by the decisions of the past and, to a surprising extent, today’s San Francisco land use battles are echoes of those fought in the 1970s and 1980s. Come learn about how San Francisco’s past continues to affect its future from someone who was on the front line of many of these important decisions. Co-sponsored by SPUR. Pre-registration is not required for this event. Free for APA members; $10 for non-members. Further information available here.

September 5

APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco

The House of Shields, 39 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco
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6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, The House of Shields, 39 New Montgomery 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.

September 13

North Bay AICP Exam Study Group: Session 4

Permit Sonoma, Hearing Room, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa
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12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Permit Sonoma, Hearing Room, 2550 Ventura Avenue, SANTA ROSA. Permit Sonoma will be hosting a monthly series of brown bag study groups for planners interested in pursuing the AICP credential. Sessions will be held the second Wednesday of each month. All interested planners invited! Bring your lunch and any study materials. Free. RSVP to jane.riley@sonoma-county.org.

October 3

APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco

Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 3rd Street, San Francisco
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6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 3rd 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.

November 7

APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco

Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
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6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Avenue, 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.

December 5

APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco

The Old Ship Saloon, 298 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco
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6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, The Old Ship Saloon, 298 Pacific Avenue, 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.

December 11–December 15

IAP2 Public Participation and Engagement Training

City of Walnut Creek, 1666 North Main Street, City Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Walnut Creek
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8:30 AM – 4:30PM, City of Walnut Creek, 1666 North Main Street, City Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room, WALNUT CREEK. Do you need help in managing the public’s involvement in the resolution of complex or controversial issues, achieving consensus on a strategic plan, or developing a new policy? Do you have a project that may be a lightning rod to public concerns? Might you or your staff benefit from training in consensus building, public participation techniques or facilitation skills? This course in “Planning for Effective Public Participation” is sponsored by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). A 3-day course “Planning for Effective Public Participation” is offered at $975 and a 2-day course “Techniques for Effective Public Participation” is offered at $650. You are invited to attend both courses. For more information on IAP2, please see their website. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register, click here. For questions or more information, please contact melissa@theparticipationcompany.com, phone 720-237-9175.

January 2

APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco (LGBT edition)

Twin Peaks Tavern, 401 Castro Street, San Francisco
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6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Twin Peaks Tavern, 401 Castro 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.

January 1–December 31

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

Online CM | 4.0
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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 CM | 6.0
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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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