Northern Section Energy Initiative
The APA California Northern Section Energy Initiative is a collective of planners, designers, and others with an interest in the intersection between the spaces we inhabit and the ever-shifting sources of the energy we consume.
The initiative launched in February 2012 with the objective of providing a forum for discussion, investigation, and contribution to the advancement of collective knowledge of the planning and design professional fields in the area of energy. Underlying this is the premise that patterns of urbanization, increased energy demand, regulatory changes, and the need for infrastructure upgrades will lead to power-generating facilities being more frequently sited within existing and proposed populated areas.
This will create a unique set of opportunities and challenges for communities, a scenario for which planners and designers are uniquely prepared to respond. The initiative strives to increase our collective preparedness.
For more information about the Northern Section Energy Initiative, contact us.
Planning for Low-Carbon Communities24 February 2015 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. SPUR, San Francisco
Planning for California's - and Your Community's - Distributed Renewable Future07 October 2013, 1:45 p.m. 2013 APA California Conference - Visalia, CA __________
Wade Crowfoot, Governor's Office of Planning and Research;
Larisa Dobriansky, Global Energy Network for Community Sustainability
Planning for Distributed Renewable Energy19 September 2011
Stephanie Wang, Clean Coalition
Energy Basics for Planners28 July 2011
Greg Blue, SunPower Corporation; Rachel Peterson, CPUC; Peter Weiner, Paul Hastings
Working Group Member Publications & Activities
PAS Memo, Nov/Dec 2012 (Subscription required)
Intelligent Gigabyte Cities: The Wave of the Future - Michele Rodriguez, AICP, LEED AP
Smart + Connected Communities Institute
Distributed Renewable Energy: Plan On It - Josh Hohn, AICP
Northern News, December 2011 / January 2012
Energy and Land Use - Michele Rodriguez, AICP, LEED AP
California Planner, January / February 2010
Sustainable Urban Energy Planning: A Roadmap for Reasearch and Funding
- Alex Lantsberg, AICP
California Energy Commission Consultant Report, June 2005
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