Upcoming Events

February 21

Navigating the Legal and Political Pitfalls of Ballot Box Land Use Planning

United Way Room, Ground Floor, 550 Kearny Street, San Francisco CM | 1 Pending
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5:30 – 7:00 PM, United Way Room, Ground Floor, 550 Kearny Street, SAN FRANCISCO.  Beverages and light snacks available. Join AEP and our speakers as they discuss the use of initiatives and referenda by development proponents and opponents to regulate, promote, and constrain land uses. The panel will discuss roles, concerns, and strategies of all parties typically involved in initiatives for land use planning projects and policies. Free for AEP members; $20 for non-members. To register, click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-legal-and-political-pitfalls-of-ballot-box-land-use-planning-tickets-42287782897?aff=erelpanelorg. For more information, contact Kristi Black at kristi.black@ascentenvironmental.com.

February 21

YPG South Bay Happy Hour

Uproar Brewing Company, 439 S. 1st Street, San Jose
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6:00 to 7:30 PM, Uproar Brewing Company, 439 S. 1st Street, SAN JOSE. Please join the Young Planners Group (YPG) for a no-host happy hour and take the opportunity to network with fellow emerging professionals. All are welcome to attend, and for questions, please contact ypg@norcalapa.org.

February 21

Cities at Risk: The Bay Area and Rising Tides

Colliers International, 101 Second St, 11th Floor, San Francisco CM | 1 Pending
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12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Colliers International, 101 Second St, 11th Floor, SAN FRANCISCO. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.  This meaningful discussion will provide a deeper look at the direct impact of rising sea levels on the built environment, shared infrastructure, and individual projects. Join APA and ULI San Francisco for a lunchtime talk to investigate the future of climate change and understand the risks of rising sea’s before we invest more. Learn how local and regional politics are designing future policies to protect the Bay’s infrastructure and how to participate in crafting these. To reserve click here and use promo code “AIAAPA18” for discount. For more information contact Yosef Yip at sfrac@norcalapa.org

February 24

Sharing the Hiking Trails With the Homeless

Hellyer County Park Visitor Center, 985 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose CM | 2 Pending
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10:00 AM – Noon. Hellyer County Park Visitor Center, 985 Hellyer Avenue, SAN JOSE. Join us for hike along the Coyote Creek Trail in Hellyer County Park. Kojo Pierce, a Case Manager at Homefirst™, will lead the hike. Come learn about homeless encampments along creeks, the impacts it has to our water supply and more. Let us put on our Plannerly hats to discuss ways we as Planners can help in ending homelessness. Sponsored by the APA CA Northern Diversity Committee and South Bay RAC. Free but registration required. Space is limited. To register click here. For more information please contact Cherise Orange at cherise.orange@PRK.SCCGOV.ORG or Miroo Desai at mdesai@emeryville.org

February 27

North Bay APA/AEP Social: Steele & Hops

1901 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
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5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, 1901 Mendocino Avenue, SANTA ROSA.  Join us for a social event with fellow planners. This event is co-sponsored with the Association of Environmental Professionals and will follow the Advanced CEQA Workshop held the same day at the Finley Center. APA and AEP will provide beverages and appetizers.  This event is free to members.  RSVP here https://northbaysteelhopssocial.eventbrite.com by February 23rd.

February 28

East Bay Planners Happy Hour in Orinda

The Fourth Bore Taproom & Grill, 2 Theatre Square, Orinda
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5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. The Fourth Bore Taproom & Grill, 2 Theatre Square, ORINDA. A chance to mix and mingle with your fellow East Bay Planners!  Meet us at The Fourth Bore, a friendly taproom featuring 28 rotating taps plus food and cocktails too. Easy walking distance from the Orinda BART station. All Planners and planning enthusiasts welcome.  No need to RSVP – See you there! For questions contact eastbayrac@norcalapa.org

March 1

BAPDA & YPG – How I Became a Planning Director

ARUP, 560 Mission St #700, San Francisco
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6:00 to 8:30 PM. ARUP, 560 Mission St #700, SAN FRANCISCO. Please join the Bay Area Planning Director’s Association (BAPDA) and the Young Planners Group (YPG) for an intimate evening panel discussion on how and why BAPDA members became Planning Directors. In addition to the panel discussion, there will be a question and answer session and mixer. Seating is limited, so RSVP is required. Please register here. You can contact ypg@norcalapa.org with any queries. NOTE: Arrive a few minutes early due to having to check-in first with building security, which requires a Photo ID.

March 6

APA Monthly Happy Hour in San Francisco (Guest: Castro Community Benefit District)

Twin Peaks Tavern, 401 Castro Street, San Francisco
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6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Twin Peaks Tavern, 401 Castro Street, SAN FRANCISCO.

Interested in learning about projects happening in Castro/Upper Market? Join APA for “Your Neighborhood” monthly happy hour. We’re hosting a casual meet-and-greet with the Executive Director of Castro Community Benefit District (castrocbd.org), Andrea Aiello. Come learn, network, have fun, and relax with your fellow planners, APA members, and urbanists.

RSVP here. For more information, contact our San Francisco Regional Activity Coordinators, sfrac@norcalapa.org.

March 12

Bay Area Greenprint Webinar

Live Online Event - Webinar CM | 1 Pending
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3.00 PM – 4.00 PM (PDT), LIVE ONLINE EVENT.  Whether you are from a government agency, an environmental or conservation organization, the private sector, or academia, the Bay Area Greenprint will be a useful addition to your toolbox, helping you integrate natural resource data into the policy and planning decisions that influence the region’s vibrant environment, economy, and regional character. This event will include an introduction to and demonstration of the Greenprint in action, a presentation to walk you through a use-case, and an opportunity to discuss with its creators how you see the integration of the tool into your work. To registerclick here. For more information, contact info@bayareagreenprint.org.

April 30

East Bay Planner Meet-Up

That Bar, 148 E. Prospect Avenue, Danville
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6.00 PM – 9.00 PM, That Bar, 148 E. Prospect Avenue, DANVILLE. A great networking opportunity to discuss planning and land use issues that individuals and organizations are facing throughout Contra Costa County and beyond.  No RSVP required.

August 23

East Bay Planner Meet-Up

Orinda Food Trucks, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda
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6.00 PM – 9.00 PM, Orinda Food Trucks, 28 Orinda Way, ORINDA. A great networking opportunity to discuss planning and land use issues that individuals and organizations are facing throughout Contra Costa County and beyond.  No RSVP required.

November 7

East Bay Planner Meet-Up

Epidemic Ales, 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord
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6.00 PM – 9.00 PM, Epidemic Ales, 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, CONCORD.  A great networking opportunity to discuss planning and land use issues that individuals and organizations are facing throughout Contra Costa County and beyond.  No RSVP required.

January 1–December 31

ONGOING: Symposium, 1909–2109: Sustaining the Lasting Value of American Planning

Online CM | 4.0
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ONLINE. This four-hour symposium on May 21, 2009, brought together federal officials, planners, academics, and grassroots advocates to focus on the achievements of America’s first 100 years of planning. See a video of the symposium (free) and earn CM credits. Visit http://bit.ly/ILq1gxCM | 4.0 may be earned by viewing all four parts of the symposium video.

January 1–December 31

ONGOING: Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments

Online CM | 6.0
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ONLINE. Through examples and activities, this “how-to” guide explains the value of Health Impact Assessments and outlines the steps involved in conducting one. The course was developed by the APA and the National Association of County & City Health Officials. See a video and earn CM credits. Free. The availability of this video is subject to change without notice. For more information, click here. CM | 6.0 may be earned by viewing all course materials and taking an exam

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