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January 2022

2022 California Planning Roundtable & APA California Leadership Academy

January 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Cost: $50.00
CM Credits: 12

DESCRIPTION The CA Planning Roundtable Leadership Academy is an intensive online learning program open to mid-career planners interested in leadership development. About this Event Promo Video: https://vimeo.com/642206408/2b3efaa811 Program Details: https://cproundtable.org/projects/leadership-academy/ PROGRAM SUMMARY Topics: Leadership Values, Mindset, Negotiation, Communication, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (6) 2-Hour courses from January to June 2021 (Jan-May 3rd Friday, Jun 1st Friday)12 CM credits Fee: $50.00

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Spotlighting the Essential Housing Campaign

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

As housing costs continue to rise throughout California, leaders from across the state are looking for ways to reduce both building costs and home prices. In Southern California, organizations like the Housing Innovation Collaborative are working to bring together diverse ideas in order to produce high-quality, but less expensive housing. One of their initiatives, the Essential Housing Campaign, acts as a catalyst to concentrate resources and stakeholders and streamline the process under which 130,000 new homes could be built for

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Building the Foundation for Transit-Oriented Communities in the Bay Area

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

This program is rescheduled from November 2021. If you signed up for the original event, your registration will be transferred to this new date. For questions or comments, please reach out to SPUR Public Programs at publicprograms@spur.org In July 2021, SPUR hosted a conversation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and local developers about the prime opportunities that exist for more successful and equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) throughout the Bay Area — locations that could house thousands of jobs and

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First Job Flow: A Panel Event and Resume Workshop for Getting a First Planning Job After Grad School

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: free

Please join us online from 11am - 1pm on Friday, January 28, 2022 for First Job Flow! This event is aimed at students who are interested in hearing from recent Bay Area planning program grads about paths to traditional first planning jobs. The event will be held on Zoom. Please RSVP at the Eventbrite link to access the link.

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February 2022

A Coordinated Strategy for California

February 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

California is faced with such a multitude of land use and planning challenges — including climate change, wildfires and drought and a worsening housing crisis — that they span multiple state agencies. Thus, the California Strategic Growth Council was created to ensure that these myriad agencies align around a coordinated vision towards addressing these existential dilemmas. Join us for a conversation with the agency’s new executive director, Lynn Von Koch-Liebert, to hear the state’s plans for making California a more

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How Should California Prioritize Its Transportation Funding?

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

The California Transportation Commission (CTC), the state agency formed to replace four other independent bodies, is responsible for distributing a significant portion of the state’s discretionary transportation funding, including the allocation of funds for highway construction, passenger rail and general transportations improvements throughout California. Where does the money go and how does the commission determine what to fund? Take part in a conversation with the executive director of the commission, Mitch Weiss, and learn how the CTC operates and how

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Planning (Literally) the Future of California

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

As California continues the fight against climate change and the growing housing crisis, leaders across the state are looking at a number of ways to address both challenges. The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is a vital player in this undertaking, with a wide purview that includes land use, community development, climate resilience and economic development, and is tasked with studying future research and planning needs across the state. In the fall of 2021, the agency brought

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Riding with Transportation Equity

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: free
CM Credits: 1

How can the transportation industry approach issues of diversity and accessibility in the workforce, in transit riders, and in the community? How can we overcome historic and current injustices both by taking action now and by laying the groundwork for further transformation down the road? By shifting from broader conversations on equity to timely, focused discussions and hands-on planning, our industry can begin to understand and address the needs of community members of all ages, races, genders, and abilities. This

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March 2022

Effects of E-bike Lending on Commuting to Work: The Google Case Study

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

How are high tech employees returning to work? Maybe by bike. For six months, Google employees borrowed high quality electric-assisted and conventional bicycles for free. MTI researchers discuss their recent evaluation of this transportation demand management program in this webinar. The lending program at Google represents one of the largest employer-sponsored bike and e-bike lending programs in North America with over 1,000 bikes in its inventory. More individuals and agencies have shown interest in e-bike rebates and in the role

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CEQA Yoga: Bend, But Don’t Break, Your Project Description!

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost: $40

“An accurate, stable and finite project description the sine qua non of an informative and legally sufficient EIR.” Such has been a tenet of CEQA since the County of Inyo v. City of Los Angeles case in 1977. However, as time passed, developers have increasingly sought entitlements that allow flexibility to respond to market trends and tenant needs. Two such examples were the subject of recent CEQA decisions — Stopthemillenniumhollywood.com, et al. v. City of Los Angeles and South of

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