A writer, an urban planner, and a landscape designer bring an Oakland community together to design and build a landscape for the future.
Northern Section sponsors support critical programs such as professional development opportunities, social networking events, and furthering a sense of belonging among planners. Thanks to our current sponsors for their generosity in contributing to these efforts! Are you interested in becoming a sponsor in 2024?
San Jose State’s Fall 2023 Capstone students propose a new direction for urban design in North San Jose that is informed by neighborhood surveys and spatial analysis.
Berkeley’s Master of City Planning program retains accreditation for another five-year term.
Interested in becoming a thought leader? Submit your session proposal for the APA California 2024 conference in Riverside by March 4, 2024.
By Danae Hall, AICP, Awards Program Director, January 24, 2024 The application period to apply for the 2024 APA California — Northern Section Awards is approaching and we can’t wait to see your application! The application window will be open from February 12–March 8, 2024. For a description of the awards categories, rules, and applications,
Looking back at 2023 and revisiting all the events that brought us together.
On September 29, 2023, the United States lost a true trend-setter, leader, and policy-maker with the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein, a native of the Northern Section’s Bay Area, was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969 and became the Board’s first female president in 1970. She served as Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988, again as the first woman to hold that position. In a 1992 special election, Feinstein was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming California’s first female U.S. senator, where she served for over 30 years.