2015 Chapter Conference: Rooted in AuthentiCITY
APA California Northern is excited to host the 2015 APA California Conference in Oakland from October 3 to October 6, 2015 at the Oakland Marriott. On this page, you can explore articles, photographs, and perspectives on Oakland. This page also provides logistics and contact information for the Conference Host Committee.
Looking for registration, sponsorship, or other conference information? Visit the California Chapter conference page here.
There will be no more CHC meetings before the conference. We will post information about our post-Conference thank you event shortly.
Past Meeting Reports:
- September 12, 2015
- August 8, 2015
- June 6, 2015
- April 4, 2015
- February 7, 2015
- December 13, 2014
- October 11, 2014
- August 9, 2014
- June 7, 2014
- April 5, 2014
- February 2, 2014
- November 16, 2013
- September 14, 2013
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APA California Conference Planner’s Guide
We have started to prepare the Planner’s Guide that will be provided to all registrants of the 2015 APA California Conference. Please click on the pins on the map above or the links below to read our initial profiles of Oakland neighborhoods and neighboring cities.
- Adams Point
- Downtown Oakland
- East Lake
- Grand Lake / Lakeshore
- Jack London District
- Korea Town / Northgate
- Lake Merritt
- Oakland Hills
- Old Oakland
- Piedmont Avenue
- San Leandro
- West Oakland
As we know we likely have missed your favorite place, please feel free to email any additional suggestions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us make this your guide!
My Oakland – Local Planners Talk about The Host City
Leading up to the conference, we will be interviewing local planners to find out more about how they view Oakland and other Northern Section communities. These interviews will be presented in editions of the Section’s newsletter, Northern News:
- My Oakland, Meera Velu, May 2015
- My Oakland, Mike Rivera, October 2014
- My Oakland, Rosie Dudley, July-August 2014
- My Oakland, Cindy Ma, April 2014
- My Oakland, Barry Miller FAICP, February 2014.
- Planning for the 2015 Conference, Erik Balsley AICP, November 2013.
What Others are Saying
Oakland has been generating a lot of interest in the local and national press. Its diversity, development potential, natural amenities, and unique cultural opportunities are being promoted and celebrated. The links below will take you to other articles and websites to provide an overview of the host city.
- SPUR Comes to Oakland – The San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association highlights Oakland in its popular magazine The Urbanist to celebrate the opening of a SPUR office in Oakland.
- Uptown Oakland – read about the Uptown neighborhood’s designation as a 2014 APA Great Place in America: Neighborhood.
- Visit Oakland – The Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau has a lot of great resources and information available to help you figure out what to see and do while in town for the conference.
- An Illustrated Guide to Lake Merritt – The Bold Italic put together this guide that highlights points of interest around Lake Merritt. The Lake is often considered the crown jewel of Oakland’s parks and is most well known for the 3.5-mile multi-purpose loop around its edge. (August 6, 2014)
- Time to Think about Oakland – This Planetizen blog post by Reuben Duarte presents and discusses many of the reasons Oakland has room to grow and develop to help meet regional housing needs. (August 4, 2014)
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