Northern News March – April 2023 Edition, a publication of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, Northern Section.
The Marin County Objective Design Standards Toolkit resulted from a multijurisdictional collaborative effort to address State law requirements and facilitate ministerial approvals for housing projects and provides a model for regional implementation to effectively address the State’s housing crisis.
Many local governments face difficult decisions during preparation of their 6th cycle housing elements. Marin County Community Development Agency Acting Director Sarah Bernstein Jones shares her commentary given to the Marin County Board of Supervisors on this critical moment.
Northern California’s Humboldt community weighs the benefits and impacts of future renewable energy production in the Humboldt Wind Energy Area.
Sarah shares her belief in good governance and problem solving and advice on how to deal with difficult situations.
The FAICP Nominating Committee of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association seeks a diverse pool of candidates to join the 2024 Class of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. For earliest consideration, submit your statement of interest by March 15, 2023.
Northern Section’s Awards Program encourages quality in planning and increases the public’s awareness of the planning profession by recognizing outstanding achievements in the planning field. For a description of the awards categories, rules, and applications, please visit norcalapa.org/awards/.
Northern Section events and programs deliver professional development learning and networking opportunities. Featured in this section are upcoming events through May 15, 2023.
Northern Section’s allied professional organizations offer events and programs in a variety of formats that you may find align well with your professional and continuing education goals.
Join YEP and start building your professional network today. Northern Section’s Young and Emerging Planners Group (YEP) kicks off 2023 with renewed efforts to provide emerging professionals and students in planning-related fields opportunities to engage with other professionals in the Northern California region.