A publication of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, Northern Section
Making great communities happen
December 2020-January 2021
Megaproject planning in a pandemic
By Timothy Rood, AICP, and José Ruano, December 2, 2020. To reach populations typically underrepresented in planning, the City offered meetings and materials in Spanish and Vietnamese and partnered with community-based organizations for outreach and engagement.
Meet a local planner – Elizabeth “Libby” Tyler, Ph.D., FAICP
By Catarina Kidd, AICP. Libby Tyler worked in both the public and private sectors and in planning education. Her longest tenure — 17 years — was as Community Development Director for the City of Urbana, Illinois.
Activating the Civic Commons in San Jose’s Guadalupe River Park
Justin Flynn et al, December 2, 2020. Despite the pandemic, a class of 14 urban planning graduate students at San José State University spent the fall 2020 semester helping to survey, revitalize, and activate the city’s downtown linear park, a critical civic asset.
November 17, 2020. A collection of 1,750 scanned historical reports and archived publications — going back to 1910 — is now available to the public. The documents offer insight into how housing conditions and policies have changed over time and inform policies today.
California’s approach to housing crisis is ineffective, Auditor says
By Jared Brey, November 20, 2020. The state is failing to build enough affordable homes for lower-income residents in part because it lacks an effective approach to planning and financing the development of affordable housing.
News about Haeseo (Hazel) Choi, Christopher Dacumos, Shannon Fiala, Sanhita Ghosal, AICP, Leila Hakimizadeh, AICP, Julia Hoffman, Sailesh Mehra, Jonathan Schuppert, AICP, Darcy Smith, AICP, and Rachael A. Tanner.
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By Kate Cimini, Salinas Californian, November 23, 2020. As farmworkers and their families dangerously overcrowd available housing, California’s coastal counties look to streamline production of safer housing.