Capstone Studio: Community Planning students at San Jose State University partnered with the City of San José to study the City’s East Santa Clara Street corridor, connect with active users and the surrounding community, and develop a set of recommendations for integrating a complete streets vision for the corridor.
San Diego’s Complete Communities Housing Solutions is a comprehensive ordinance aimed at increasing housing. While no single component of the ordinance breaks new ground, the combination of best practices for promoting housing production is remarkable. And it appears to be working.
Tribal liaison and associate planner Ethan “Red Eagle” Lawton reflects on how his heritage and his interest in bridging divides and understanding differences inspires his professional work.
The recently updated Bay Area Greenprint supports project alignment with the State’s Pathways to 30×30 Initiative by including features that analyze how plans or proposed projects will achieve key 30×30 objectives.
Northern Section is proud to announce 2023 Planning Awards winners. We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments at our awards gala tentatively scheduled for October 2023. Thank you to our panel of jurors for your time and thoughtful deliberation.
By Will McCarthy, The Mercury News, March 29, 2023 “From certain places on Darrel Sweet’s ranch near Altamont Pass, the world looks no different than it did 150 years ago. Wildflowers blanket the hillside. A ranch dog named J.J. chases squirrels across a muddy dirt track. Cows stand near a cattle pond, looking out at
By Becky Sullivan, NPR, April 21, 2023 “The Oakland Athletics have signed a binding agreement to purchase land in Las Vegas to build a new ballpark, signaling a move away from Oakland after more than five decades in the city.“If the move proceeds as planned, the A’s will become just the second Major League Baseball
By Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2023 “Two distinct realities — vibrant activity and eerie emptiness — are juxtaposed at Transbay transit center, the three-block-long behemoth cloaked in curvaceous white steel located south of Mission Street, running from Beale Street to just shy of Second Street. “One of the Bay Area’s biggest infrastructure