Upcoming Events

March 30

Data-Driven Approaches to Road Safety

12.30pm – 1.30pm, SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Transport decision-making is data-driven, but too often relies on 20th or 19th-century methods of data collection and interpretation. If Vision Zero is to truly succeed, these methods need to improve significantly. Come hear about innovative ways to measure and analyze behavior to forecast risk and prevent traffic deaths and how these can be implemented in 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.

March 30

East Bay Urban Hike and Happy Hour

5.30 PM – 8.30 PM, Ashby Ave & Claremont Ave, BERKELEY and 5940 College Ave, OAKLAND. Join APA NorCal for an Urban Hike to celebrate National Walk in the Park Day. We will enjoy the longer daylight hours and meander through historic staircases in the Berkeley Hills then head to the Golden Squirrel for post hike refreshments. Meet at the intersection of Ashby Ave & Claremont Ave at 5:30pm. Not into stair stepping? Meet at the pub, 5490 College Ave at 6:30pm. See you there! For more information contact Dana or Sarah at eastbayrac@norcalapa.org.

April 1

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.

April 4

San Francisco Monthly Happy Hour

6:30pm-8:30pm, Comstock Saloon, 155 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 or Shannon Fiala at fialashannon@gmail.com.

April 5

Fixing the Bay Area’s Growth Politics

6 PM – 7 PM, SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, OAKLAND. The future of the Bay Area depends on finding ways to overcome internal differences in relation to local issues to build a better Bay Area. How can we bridge the political divide that affects policies around growth and development? Hear from our panel and join in the discussion with your own ideas. 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 8

2017 Annual Law and Ethics Sessions

8:30 am – 12:15 pm, Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room, 375 Beale Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Beverages and snacks will be provided. The Ethics session will focus on the AICP 2016 Ethics Case of the Year, and the Law session will provide a broad land use overview. APA members pay $15 per session or $25 for both sessions. Non-members pay $20 per session or $35 for both sessions. To register, click HERE. For more information, contact Colette Meunier at Colette.Meunier@mindspring.com.

CM | 1.5 Ethics
CM | 1.5 Law

April 10

Northern Section Speaker Series #3: Planning for Healthy, Resilient, and Vibrant Communities

11.45 AM – 1.30 PM, City of American Canyon, Council Chambers, 4381 Broadway Street, AMERICAN CANYON. Michael McCormick, MSP, AICP and Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA, from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research will discuss the new general plan guidelines and focus on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (SB 379), Environmental Justice (SB1000) and Healthy Communities in General Plans. Local and statewide examples will be shared. The session will be interactive and participants are encouraged to share local examples and lessons learned. Bring your lunch, dessert will be provided. Free to APA and AEP members; $10 for non-members. Register here or RSVP to Kristine Gaspar at kristine.gaspar@ghd.com.

April 17

Who Should Make Land Use Decisions?

6 PM – 7 PM, SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Recent land use decisions around the Bay Area have raised questions about how our region can achieve its desired outcomes, particularly on housing production. How can local communities make the best decisions to meet regional and local needs? Join us for a nuanced discussion about how we can resolve these tensions and build the best Bay Area for all. 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 19

Arup Office Tour with YPG

4.30 PM – 5.30 PM, Arup, 560 Mission St, Suite 700, SAN FRANCISCO. Explore the operations of this multi-disciplinary firm and learn more about their approach to sustainable planning practices. Light refreshments sponsored by Arup. Register here by April 14th. For more information, contact Jason Su and Veronica Flores at ypg@norcalapa.org.

April 22

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.

April 26

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.

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.

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 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 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 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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