Northern News Archive

Northern News – November 2017

THE BAY AREA GREENPRINT TOOLElizabeth Adam and Serena Unger. Regional conservation data for local benefit: a powerful new interactive web tool to show multi-benefit assessments. Page 1

DIRECTOR’S NOTESharon Grewal, AICP. North Bay fire assistance resources | Housing package implementation webinar | Holiday party November 17 | SF Urban Film Festival, Storytelling Workshop, November 19. Page 3

WHAT A PROJECT NEEDS TO QUALIFY FOR STREAMLINING UNDER SB 35Alan Murphy, Perkins Coie. Page 6

A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PLAN FOR SAN JOSEHolly Pearson, AICP. The ESP will reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to energy, transportation, and water. Page 13

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Northern News – October 2017

PUTTING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INTO GENERAL PLANSCalifornia Environmental Justice Alliance and PlaceWorks. New requirements for general plan updates plus a toolkit to guide you through SB1000 requirements. Page 1

DIRECTOR’S NOTESharon Grewal, AICP. Northern Section commits to ‘Planners4Health’ Program. Page 3

MEET A LOCAL PLANNERSiân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Timothy Rood, AICP, principal city designer, City of San Jose. Page 9

2017 PEN HONOR AWARDHing Wong, AICP, recently retired from ABAG, receives award from the Planner Emeritus Network. Page 11

WHO’S WHEREAfshan Hamid, AICP; David Mack, AICP; Andrea Ouse, AICP. Page 13

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Northern News – September 2017

SAN JOSE 1st, SAN FRANCISCO 4th AMONG U.S. MAJOR CITIES PURSUING SUSTAINABILITYRick Phillips, AICP. The U.S. organization Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranked 100 U.S. cities against the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Page 1

OAKLAND’S AWARD-WINNING LAKESIDE SENIOR APARTMENTS. HUD USER. The design promotes neighborhood engage- ment, accessibility, effective service delivery, and environmental sustainability. Page 6

MEET A LOCAL PLANNERSiân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Laura Simpson, AICP, Concord’s Planning and Housing Manager. Page 9

BOLLARDS FOR SECURITYExamples of well-designed bollards placed effectively for public safety. Page 15

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Northern News – July/August 2017

NEW APPROACHES TO CURB SKYROCKETING RENTSBarry Miller, FAICP. Eschewing rent control, a growing number of Bay Area cities are turning to non-binding mediation and rent review. Here are the factors to consider. Page 1

DIRECTOR’S NOTESharon Grewal, AICP. Upcoming webinars include wireless communications facilities and current state legislation. Page 3

THE VERY BESTPhotos from the 2017 Awards presentation and gala. Page 4

WHERE IN THE WORLDWe even offer a hint. Photo by Hanson Hom, AICP. Page 9

LESSONS FROM NEW YORK CITY’S HIGH LINERebecca Coleman, UC Berkeley. The High Line caused displacement, but a 2005 rezoning of West Chelsea is mostly to blame. Page 11

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Northern News – June 2017

PLANNING STUDENTS EMPLOY TACTICAL URBANISM TO ENGAGE SAN JOSE’S NORTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOODCarly Panos. This well-intentioned student project hit a bureaucratic roadblock and faced planning fatigue in the community. Results and lessons learned. Page 1

DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE IN AN ERA OF SELF-DRIVING CARSWilliam Riggs, Melissa Ruhl and Nico Larco. What policy considerations should be made for auto-serving land uses? What is the future of retail, warehousing, and the complete street? Page 6

MEET A LOCAL PLANNERSiân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Kohar Kojayan, AICP, deputy community development director, city of San Mateo. Page 8

FOUNTAIN ALLEY PROTOTYPE PHOTOS. Juan Borrelli, AICP. Page 17

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Northern News – May 2017

IS CEQA HURTING THE CHANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN ‘THE BAYLANDS’ PROJECTCharla Gomez, AICP. Environmental review of a sustainable development proposed for a major brownfield site adjoining San Francisco began six years ago and is wrapping up. Can it be sustainable without housing? Page 1

MEET A LOCAL PLANNERSiân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Paul Jensen, AICP, San Rafael’s community development director. Page 6

SAN FRANCISCO IS REDESIGNING CITY HALL PLAZA INTO A ‘SPACE FOR ALL.’ Jen Kinney, Next City. Engaging all users of the space with compassion and understanding, with inclusivity as a specific goal. Republished with permission. Page 17

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Northern News – April 2017

FROM NEGLECTED ALLEY TO ‘OPEN GALLERY,’ A WORK IN PROGRESSJason Su. A North American fellowship launched a project to engage people in improving a downtown San Jose alley. Page 1

SILICON VALLEY HAS A PLAN FOR BUILDING A “STRESS-FREE” BIKE NETWORKRachel Dovey, Next City. A new report lays out a detailed vision for improving the region’s bike network. Page 6

DIVERSITY PROGRAM GOES TO SCHOOLCindy Ma, AICP. Northern Section’s Ambassador Program enlists local planners to engage and talk with K-12 students. Page 11

PLANNERS RESPOND TO NEW TAKE ON DRIVING HABITS AND DENSITYKelsey E. Thomas, Next City. A number of planning experts have pushed back on a UBC professor’s analysis that dense develop- ment does little to reduce driving. Page 14

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Northern News – March 2017

Greening Silicon ValleyHolly Pearson, AICP, interviews Cynthia Clark, Chief Development Officer, Sustainable Silicon Valley. SSV is working with cities, counties, and companies to promote smart energy, carbon, and water solutions. Page 1

Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Elizabeth Shreeve, AICP, ASLA, principal, SWA Group. Page 8

Teaching methods in urban planning using Planetizen CoursesWilliam Riggs, PhD. Virtual strategies hold promise for maintaining and expanding curricula in a future of constrained fiscal and space resources. Page 14

For downtown Morgan Hill, age is a good thingSteve Matarazzo. Thirty years ago, Morgan Hill positioned itself for the great economic expansion of Silicon Valley. Page 16

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Northern News – January/February 2017

  • How to get By-Right Zoning right. Karen Parolek. A community will accept a by-right review process if preceded by a Form-Based Code prescribing what’s appropriate to the neighborhood. Page 1
  • Assessing San Jose’s Northside neighborhood. Lillian Hua and Kyle Kryak. A student report will undergird future planning efforts in the neighborhood. P. 4
  • Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Andrea Ouse, AICP, Director of Community and Economic Development, Vallejo. Page 7
  • Community outreach in a divided America. James Rojas. Urban planners have ways to engage a diverse public to find common goals. Page 19

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Northern News – December 2016

  • Planning our communities for an aging population. Ramona Mullahey. Realistic and workable services and policies to better serve an aging America. Page 1
  • Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Adapting Northern Section to changing times. Page 3
  • Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP interviews Sharon Grewal, AICP, Northern Section’s Director elect. Page 7
  • Northern Section partners with Sustainable Silicon Valley. Alex Lantsberg, AICP. Page 10
  • Who’s where. Dave Davis, Jason Rogers, AICP; Dave Javid, AICP; Graham Pugh, Eric Tuvel, AICP. Page 14

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