Northern News Archive

Northern News – November 2016

  • Artist gives citizens simple tools to design public spaces. Jen Kinney. Next City article features planning-related art by Cupertino artist/arts educator. Page 1
  • Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Board elections coming up. Mentorship program heating up. APA California Conference starts this weekend. Page 3
  • Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Jesse Schofield, AICP, associate transportation planner, Caltrans District 4. Page 6
  • Planning documents don’t need to be long and boring. Alex Hinds. Sonoma County’s new Regional Climate Action Plan in 24 illustrated pages. Page 12

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October 2016

  • Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda: Global negotiations, local implications. Holly R. Pearson, AICP. Background and context, preparations for Habitat III and the drafting of the New Urban Agenda, content of the Draft New Urban Agenda, and implications for the San Francisco Bay Area. Page 1
  • Seattle: Expanding affordable senior housing and building community. HUD USER. Page 7
  • Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Kristen Hall, AICP, senior urban designer and associate with Perkins+Will, San Francisco. Page 9
  • Working with wicked problems. Excerpts from an essay by David Booher and Judith E. Innes. Page 16

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September 2016

  • Preserving Napa’s historic character. Catarina Kidd, Associate Editor, interviews Lilly Bianco, a historic preservation specialist and associate planner for M-Group. Page 1
  • Where in the world. Photo by Fay Darmawi. Page 3
  • Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Kenya Wheeler, AICP, senior environmental planner for the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. P. 6
  • Establishing a clearly defined path to AICP. AICP Commission. Page 13

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July/August 2016

  • The future of Bay Area housing markets and income inequality. Nina Gruen. Dramatic changes in America’s ethnic and racial mix promise long term economic and real estate impacts. Page 1
  • Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Sailesh Mehra, Chief City Planner, city of South San Francisco. P. 7
  • Brexit: A planner’s view from London. Ellen Greenberg, FAICP. What repercussions might we expect on the environment, on London, and on planners’ jobs, projects, and prospects? Page 12

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June 2016

  • Let’s plan our cities to house (not warehouse) our elderly. Naphtali H. Knox, FAICP. Our expanding elderly population needs more assisted-living facilities. Plan for them now; you or your parents may be living there. Page 1
  • Northern Section 2016 Award winners announced. Page 3
  • One-third of residents: ‘Bye-bye Bay Area.’ Jen Kinney, Next City. Bay Area Council survey finds many prepared to leave the region because of housing costs, traffic, and income inequality. Page 4
  • It’s time to apply to take the AICP exam. Don Bradley, AICP, PhD. Page 9
  • Plan-it sustainably: What’s happening; what’s in store. Scott T. Edmondson, AICP. Page 10

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May 2016

  • Environmental planning achievement award. Stakeholders worked three years to produce San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Water Facility Master Plan. Page 1
  • Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Awards Program (June 10, SF). Half-day ethics and law courses, 1.5 AICP|CM credits each (April 30, Oakland). Page 3
  • Stanford: 1450 new student-housing units. 2019 occupancy for redevelopment of the university’s 17-acre Escondido Village. Scott Lefaver, AICP. Page 4
  • Specific Plans add development certainty and inspire quality projects consistent with general plan goals, policies. Steve Matarazzo describes his experience in Morgan Hill and San Luis Obispo. Page 5
  • Where in the world. Hugh Graham. P. 13

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April 2016

  • Planning tour to SE Asia, 2017
. Alex Hinds, Hing Wong, AICP. Meeting April to narrow down destinations. Page 1
  • Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Board openings for planning commissioner representative, webmaster, and mentorship director. Page 3
  • In memoriam. Joe Horwedel, AICP, former San Jose planning director, died Feb. 22 after battling cancer. Page 4
  • Norcal roundup. Page 5
  • Climate change receipts fund affordable housing. Jen Kinney, Next City. Projects benefit from California’s cap-and-trade program. Page 7
  • Where in the world. Chandler Lee. P. 9
  • Who’s where. Borrelli, Heinz, Kawashima, Khan, Nevajda, O’Halloran, Stern. Page 10

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March 2016

  • Shaping campuses. 
Dan Kenney, AIA, AICP, explores the forces that shaped college campuses since the 1950s and 60s and how to heal and restore them. Page 1
  • Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP interviews Aidan Hughes, Arup’s North Americas Planning Practice group leader. Page 4
  • Assessing traffic impacts under CEQA. Barbara Schussman discusses how the new draft CEQA guidelines for traffic impact analyses will change as we move toward measuring VMT. Page 5
  • Identifying baseline conditions under CEQA. Stephen Velyvis. Using well-supported historical or projected future conditions when an existing conditions analysis would be misleading. Page 6

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February 2016

  • AB 57: A brave new world for cell antennas and towers in California. Omar Masry, AICP, and Robert “Tripp” May. Planners must learn to navigate this new law that expedites the review process more than ever for wireless applicants. Page 1
  • Norcal roundup. Excerpts from around our Northern Section, linked to the original articles. Page 6
  • APA Awards 2016, call for nominations. Get recognized by APA California – Northern. Page 12
  • 22 Northern Section members passed November’s AICP exam. Page 16

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December 2015-January 2016

  • Regulate rents to build equitable communities. Alex Lantsberg, AICP. Missing: any impact on existing housing supply from rent control. Page 1
  • For Christmas: a bunch of guidelines. Brian Grattidge. New environmental and planning guidelines, and more to come. Page 3
  • 50% renewable energy in California by 2030. Josh Hohn, AICP, and Ethan Elkind, CLEE. Meeting the SB 350 target for the new Renewable Portfolio Standard. Page 4
  • Q&A: AB 52 and Tribal Cultural Resources under CEQA. Stephen Velyvis. Consulting with tribes and developing mitigation measures. Page 6

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