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May 2021

Transportation as a Means for Justice

May 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: $10.00
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 1

For more than twenty years, TransForm has advocated for healthier and more connected communities and, in 2020, they welcomed Darnell Grisby as the organization’s new Executive Director. Under Darnell’s leadership, TransForm is poised to advance an anti-racist vision and strategy to meet the Bay Area’s most pressing transit and housing challenges. Join us for a conversation between SPUR’s President and CEO and one of our region’s leading transportation advocates about how the Bay Area can build more just transportation systems

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Will California’s Transportation Future Be Federally Funded?

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $10.00
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 1

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the federal government has issued funding to assist states in the construction and maintenance of highways and bridges along federal roadways. In recent decades, these funding initiatives have expanded in scope to cover a variety of transportation-related issues, and have evolved into multi-year, comprehensive transportation funding bills known as surface transportation acts. The 2015 surface transportation act — known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act — allocated $305 billion dollars in

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YPT SF Annual Panel Talk 2021: Emerging Equitable Engagement

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Cost: free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1
YPT SF Annual Panel Talk 2021, Emerging Equitable Engagement. Tamika Butler, Panelist, Founder & Principal of Tamika L. Butler Consulting. Ezra Kong, Panelist, Equity planner at Reflex Design Collective. Kristen Leckie, panelist, Senior Community Organizer at SF Bicycle Coalition. Tiasia OBrien, panelist, Founder & urban sociologist at co:census. Taylor McAdam, Moderator, Transportation planner and community engagement lead at Fehr & Peers.

  Events of the last year have been unprecedented in recent history. The global pandemic has changed how we live, work, and communicate with each other. Transportation professionals have had to quickly adapt to new ways to communicate with the public and consider what it means to equitably engage with our communities in a socially distant world. Join YPT SF for a virtual discussion about public engagement lessons learned during the global pandemic and the road ahead. This will be

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ADUs: Fulfilling the Promise of Affordable Housing in 2021

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1.5

Affordable Housing Month 2021 - Free Virtual Event We began 2020 with big state law changes that dramatically loosened restrictions in many SMC jurisdictions. COVID-19 has made accessory dwelling unit (ADU) development an even greater priority in neighborhoods with overcrowded and unaffordable living conditions. How are we doing with ADUs, one year into a very different chapter? What should we focus on, moving forward? A coalition of city and community stakeholders working in the City of East Palo Alto, presenting

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June 2021

East Bay Planners Happy Hour – Arthur Mac’s in Oakland

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arthur Mac’s, 4006 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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Hello East Bay Planners! Are you ready to get back together and touch base about what's new in the private sector and across public agencies over beers? Folks who are fully vaccinated are invited meet up at Arthur Mac's on June 24th at 6 PM.  This local joint serves tasty food and drinks and is just a 5 minute walk from MacArthur BART. We can't wait to see you IRL!

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July 2021

Crescent City Economic Development Strategic Action Plan (2021)

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1.0

Like most small towns on the North Coast, Crescent City is bursting with potential and the community is hungry to elevate itself to a new level. This is occurring simultaneously with the unprecedented challenges and impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic. This unusual intersection of ambitious optimism and unexpected trials presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the community to respond, rebound, renew, regenerate, and reinvent itself. The timing is perfect for an Economic Development Strategic Action Plan. The City took a

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North Bay Planners Happy Hour @ Mare Island Brewing Co. – Vallejo Ferry Taproom

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mare Island Brewing Co. – Ferry Taproom, 289 Mare Island Way
Vallejo, 94590
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Cost: free

Calling all North Bay Planners! Come join us at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal for a happy hour at Mare Island Brewing Co. on Thursday, July 22nd at 6 PM to celebrate getting back together. Folks who are fully vaccinated are invited to reconnect over beers to discuss what's new in planning. The venue is located in the Vallejo Ferry Terminal and serves craft beers and food with ferry service, bus, and parking available. We hope to see you there!

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Planners4Health Summit: Normalizing Health in All Policies

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $Free

​The Planners4Health Virtual Summit is the annual event where planning and public health practitioners connect, network, learn and discuss issues impacting community health across California. The leadership of California’s planners is the main driver of this inclusive event organized under the auspices of the American Planning Association California Chapter and in collaboration with public agencies, private firms, professional organizations, academia and community based organizations. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the summit will focus on the role of “health

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New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies

July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: $10
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

New transportation technologies can expand our world by an order of magnitude, but the significant benefits they provide are often counterbalanced by the huge costs that they impose on individuals and communities. The rapid expansion of motorization over the last century created modes — and the urban infrastructure that accommodates them — that favor speed over affordability, efficiency and personal and community well-being. As new transportation innovations become more widely available, from e-scooters to autonomous cars, how do we learn

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New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies

July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

New transportation technologies can expand our world by an order of magnitude, but the significant benefits they provide are often counterbalanced by the huge costs that they impose on individuals and communities. The rapid expansion of motorization over the last century created modes — and the urban infrastructure that accommodates them — that favor speed over affordability, efficiency and personal and community well-being. As new transportation innovations become more widely available, from e-scooters to autonomous cars, how do we learn

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