Northern News

Written by you, for you

  • A focus on what is happening (or can affect your work) in Northern California.
  • Your original high-resolution photos.
  • Original articles written by you and your colleagues.
  • Who’s where. News about your planning colleagues.
  • News briefs — one-minute reads. A roundup of planning-related items from sources you might not normally visit — each one masterfully condensed to no more than 250 words, with a link to the parent article, should you wish to read more.

Letters, suggestions, and articles are always welcome. Contact Naphtali H. Knox, FAICP, editor,

SJ City Hall

San Jose City Hall Rotunda. 110 feet high and 90 feet in diameter, this gallery space and ceremonial entry to City Hall accommodates up to 350 for receptions. Photo: Jonathan Schuppert, AICP.

Download the current issue as a PDF, or read online as a virtual magazine. View the publication schedule and guidelines for submitting materials for inclusion in Northern News.

About Northern Section

The American Planning Association, California Chapter Northern, offers membership to city and regional planners and associated professionals primarily living or working in California, from Monterey County to Del Norte County, including the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area and Lake and San Benito Counties. APA California Northern promotes planning-related continuing education and social functions in order to: • Provide an arena for communication and exchange of information about planning related activities; • Raise member awareness and involvement in APA affairs; • Increase public awareness of the importance of planning; • Encourage professionalism in the conduct of its members; and • Foster a sense of community among the members.

About Northern News

APA California Northern publishes Northern News 10 times each year in PDF — and as a virtual magazine online — for the exchange of planning ideas and information. Current and back issues are available for viewing or download here. Entirely the effort of volunteers, the News is written and produced by and for urban planners in Northern California. Approximate circulation (downloads per issue) is 1,000. Northern News welcomes comments. Letters to the editor require the author’s first and last name, home or work street address and phone number (neither of which will be published), and professional affiliation or title (which will be published only with the author’s permission). All letters are subject to editing. Letters over 250 words are not considered. Permission to reprint or republish is granted. Please credit “Northern News, APA California – Northern.”

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