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Northern News November 2020

Northern News November 2020

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Northern Section announcements

Plan Bay Area: What has it accomplished; what needs to be done

By Dan Marks, AICP, October 15, 2020. To meet GHG goals, we need to fund land use planning, designate more land for housing, foster land assembly, and facilitate infill.

Northern Section e-ballots in your inbox SOON

By Florentina Craciun, October 16, 2020. Read here who’s running for leadership positions on the Board. Then watch for your Northern Section e-ballot in early November and vote.

Director’s note: Finding time to be thankful

By Jonathan Schuppert, AICP, October 14, 2020. None of us will ever forget the negative events of this unusual year. But let’s also remember and be thankful for the many positive things.

“Planning Positivity” for the Holidays

By Della Acosta, AICP, October 14, 2020. Share your #PlanningPositivity photos, memes, videos, news, and stories using the hashtag.

Register now for 2021 Mentorship Program

By Ellen Yau, October 13, 2020. Join us as a mentor or mentee, now through November 30th.

Who’s where

News about Christina Ratcliffe, AICP, and Dina Tasini.

LETTERS

Letters from H. Pike Oliver, Seattle, and Stephen Avis, AICP, Redwood Coast.

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Planning news roundup

Norman Foster says Covid-19 won’t change our cities

By Tom Ravenscroft, DeZeen, October 13, 2020. The master architect believes that trends of change were already in motion before the pandemic.

What do Oakland, Vilnius, and Rotterdam have in common?

By Derek Robertson, The Guardian, October 12, 2020. The phenomenon of temporarily reclaiming city streets for pedestrians has swept the world’s cities.

Google presents bold vision for downtown San Jose campus

By Victoria Song, Gizmodo, October 9, 2020. It remains to be seen how the local San José community feels about it.

Executive order directs California to conserve land, coasts

By Alexei Koseff, The San Francisco Chronicle, October 7, 2020. The order also includes directives to streamline land restoration and promote biodiversity.

New research: British Columbia shelter system tests homeless stipend

By Bridgette Watson, CBC News, October 7, 2020. Cash given directly to a select group of Vancouver-area homeless residents improved near-term outcomes.

Four Bay Area counties fail equity requirement for reopening

By Fiona Kelliher and Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, October 6, 2020. The metric attempts to address the pandemic’s disparate impact on California’s Black, Latinx, and Pacific Islander residents.

Pandemic and wildfires challenge California’s economy

By Conor Dougherty, The New York Times, October 5, 2020. Residents and leaders are rethinking where and how the state will grow.

Floodgates in Venice work in first major test

By Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, October 3, 2020. A newly operable network of long-planned floodgates mitigates some effects of climate change.

Why Canadian metropolises will thrive despite the pandemic

By Joe Berridge, The Globe and Mail, Oct 2, 2020. Berridge assesses the challenges and possible paths forward during Toronto’s Covid recovery.

Richmond creates affordable homes from abandoned houses

By CBS SF Bay Area (KPIX), October 1, 2020. The City has partnered with the nonprofit Richmond Community Foundation to repair and sell the homes.

New law aims for fairness in foreclosure market

By Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, September 29, 2020. The bill intends to prevent corporate homebuyers from purchasing bundles of foreclosed homes.

New CEQA law exempts sustainable transit projects

By Carly Graf, San Francisco Examiner, September 28, 2020. Improvements for pedestrian, cyclist, and transit infrastructure need to meet certain criteria to be exempt.

MTC recommends telecommuting requirement

By Laura Bliss, Bloomberg CityLab, September 25, 2020. The remote-work recommendation is one of 35 strategies in Plan Bay Area 2050.