The South Downtown Design + Activation Plan
10.00 – 11.00 AM, Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, SAN FRANCISCO. This plan will provide a framework for designing, implementing and managing the public realm in the emergent neighborhood surrounding the Transbay Terminal and Rincon Hill. The plan area covers a quadrant of roughly 30 blocks bounded by Market Street, The Embarcadero, Bryant Street and 2nd Street. No registration is required for this event. For questions, please contact Areana Flores at email@example.com.
Urban Farm Tour – Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm, 1001 83rd Avenue, OAKLAND. Join us for an urban farm tour of Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project in Oakland. This farm is located on a quarter acre of land leased from Oakland’s Parks & Recreation Department in Tassafaronga Park. Since 2010, Acta Non Verba has provided safe space, healthy food, a CSA as well as educational, child care, summer camps opportunities. Come learn about the needs and challenges of operating urban farms. Sponsored by the APA California Northern Diversity Committee. Free event, registration required as space is limited. To register click here. For more information please contact Miroo Desai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike infrastructure tour by Bike East Bay + bike bar hop
5:45 PM. Tour begins at Downtown Berkeley BART station, 2160 Shattuck Ave, BERKELEY. Tour ends at Telegraph Beer Garden, 2318 Telegraph Avenue, OAKLAND (walkable to the 19th St. BART station). Join the East Bay Regional Activity Coordinators as we check out the Bay Areas’ Ford GoBikes system, which recently expanded to the East Bay. We will take the bikes on a tour led by Bike East Bay’s Dave Cambell to see new and innovative bike infrastructure in Berkeley and Oakland. Participants should download the app ahead, and anticipate a $3 single ride fee. See https://www.fordgobike.com/pricing/single-ride. If you require further information, please contact the East Bay RAC’s, email@example.com.
Cannabis and the City: Navigating the Regulatory Environment and Community Expectations
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Nile Hall, Preservation Park, 668 13th Street, OAKLAND. Since voters passed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), legalizing the recreational use of cannabis in California, cities across the state have been working to understand how this emerging multi-billion dollar industry will impact local communities. How should zoning and municipal codes govern the cannabis industry? How do these businesses affect our communities and how should they be regulated? What should regulators understand about the differences between medical marijuana ordinances and the recreational uses allowed under Prop 64? The meeting fee of $50 includes breakfast and lunch. The agenda and online registration for this Bay Area Planning Directors Association (BAPDA) meeting may be found at http://www.bapda.net/events/2017fall/.
POPOS Walking Tour with APA YPG
12:00pm – 1:30pm, Starting location, 1 Bush Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Join the Young Planners Group on a walking tour of Privately-Owned Publicly Open Spaces (POPOS) in Downtown San Francisco. The tour will be lead by Eva Liebermann, formerly with San Francisco Planning Department, who was the pioneer of the POPOS Program in San Francisco. This will be an A to B walking tour, beginning at 1 Bush Street at the intersection of Sansome, Sutter, and Market Streets (sidewalk area in front of E*Trade Financial). Note: spaces are limited to ensure a manageable group and also allow the group to see more POPOS. The event is free but requires RSVP via Eventbrite. For more information, contact Veronica Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco
Autonomous Vehicles and the City: Developing Policies and Plans for Livability
1.00 PM – 5.00 PM, University of San Francisco, USF Downtown Campus, 101 Howard Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Reception to follow. With the rise of autonomous vehicles, there are both opportunities and challenges in how these technological advances can be harnessed to reshape future cities and improve the socio-economic health of cities. The purpose of this symposium is to frame and develop policy around the topic of AVs through 3 panels focused on the 1) land use, 2) social and 3) economic implications of the technology. Co-sponsored by University of San Francisco School of Management, San Jose State University Mineta Institute for Transportation, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Arup. Cost: $10 . Registration details to follow. For more information, contact email@example.com.
APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 11–December 15
IAP2 Public Participation and Engagement Training
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 email@example.com, phone 720-237-9175.
APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco (LGBT edition)
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/ILq1gx. CM | 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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