Upcoming Events

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.

May 25

The Yin-Yang of Housing Affordability and Development in the Bay Area

5:30 PM – 7 PM, Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room, 375 Beale Street, SAN FRANCISCO. The Bay Area is grappling with a regional housing shortage. Come hear from Ralph McLaughlin, Chief Economist at Trulia, about housing affordability and development in the Bay Area. For more information, please go to www.bayareametrocenter.com/#events-section. This event is free but registration is required here.

June 1

Re-imagining VTA’s Transit Network

10 AM – 11 AM, Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room, 375 Beale Street, SAN FRANCISCO. Despite a growing economy and increasing population, transit ridership in Santa Clara County is declining—down 8.8 percent in 2016 and down over 10 percent in 2017. In order to reverse these trends, VTA worked with Jarrett Walker and Associates to redesign the transit network through a year-long, community-oriented process, the product of which is a re-imagined transit network that employs a new philosophy on the purpose of public transit. This event is free and no registration is required. For question, contact Dave Vautin, AICP, at dvautin@mtc.ca.gov.

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. 6:30pm Networking Reception and Awards Presentation with heavy appetizers. Wine and beer will be served. This year we will feature a video awards presentation, local chapter awards, networking reception, discounts on group tickets to bring your friends and a walking tour of Preservation Park. 5:30pm Preservation Park Walking tour, tickets sold separately. Come network, get energized, have fun and meet current and future star planners. 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.

June 7

Webinar: Engaging Your Community through Surveys and Polls

10.00 AM – 11.00 AM: Institute for Local Government. Local governments throughout California are applying a variety of public engagement strategies and approaches to address issues ranging from land use and budgeting to climate change and public safety. Surveys and polls are a great way to engage the public and collect ideas. Join the Institute for Local Government for a webinar on June 7th to learn more about various survey and polling technologies, tools and techniques Register today: http://goo.gl/Wua03o. If you have any queries pr would like further information, please contact Madeline Henry, ph 916-658-8205, email mhenry@ca-ilg.org.

June 8

Planning Innovation Forum #4 – Moving from LOS to VMT: Making SB743 an Asset to Your Community

9:30 AM – 12 PM, Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, OAKLAND. Learn about a range of emerging approaches to transforming how cities evaluate transportation impacts. With the update to CEQA guidelines following SB743, cities face a complex task of moving from Level of Service (LOS) to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT). Join an interactive forum of local and state experts to discuss how you can develop a locally-tailored approach to VMT. This event is free. For additional info, click here. To register, click here.

June 14

AICP Exam Brown Bag Study Group: Session 1 Introduction

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Permit Sonoma, Hearing Room, 2550 Ventura Avenue, SANTA ROSA. Permit Sonoma (formerly Sonoma County PRMD) will be hosting a monthly series of brown bag study groups for planners interested in pursuing the AICP credential. Sessions will be held monthly on Wednesdays. All interested planners invited! This introductory session will cover the basics of what AICP means, qualifying to take the exam, and resources available to help you prepare. Bring your lunch and come join in! Free. RSVP to jane.riley@sonoma-county.org.

June 15

North Bay APA/AEP Social: Fogbelt Brewing Company

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Fogbelt Brewing Company, 1305 Cleveland Avenue, SANTA ROSA. Join us for a social event with fellow planners. This event is being co-sponsored with the Association of Environmental Professionals. Beverages and appetizers will be provided by APA and AEP. This event is free to members. RSVP to kristine.gaspar@ghd.com by June 13th.

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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