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March 2021

Planning for Public Health: A panel discussion featuring professionals working at the intersection of city planning and public health

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: free

Many community health challenges are a result of city planning and land use. When first developed, these fields were one and the same -- and recently, they are converging again. Now more than ever, planning and public health need to work together to effectively improve and protect the public’s health. How can we as professionals plan, design, and advocate to improve the overall health of our cities? Please join UC Berkeley's Planning Students Association and MCP/MPH students for a panel

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ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program Training Series

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 2

Creating Capacity: An Overview of the Sites Inventory :-  The ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program is launching a 10-part training series for local planning and housing staff focused on Housing Element updates. Sessions will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9-11 a.m., beginning on Tuesday, February 23 and running through August. The training series identifies key Housing Element topics that local staff must start early in the process. Each training will be a

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2021 CEQA UPDATE

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE
CM Credits: 1

Bob Brown, AICP (SHN) will be reviewing important changes to the CEQA regulations generated by legislative modifications as well as recent court decisions in 2019-2020. Mr. Brown teaches classes on CEQA/NEPA at HSU. Bob’s yearly update always has a few surprises, cites interesting cases and will help you stay current with your review and/or preparation of initial studies and other environmental documents.

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ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program Training Series

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 2

Using Data Effectively in Housing Element Updates – ABAG’s Housing Needs Data Packets and Accessing the US Census : - The ABAG Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program is launching a 10-part training series for local planning and housing staff focused on Housing Element updates. Sessions will be held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9-11 a.m., beginning on Tuesday, February 23 and running through August. The training series identifies key Housing Element topics that local staff must

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A Bold New Future for Autonomous Vehicles

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SPUR, 654 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94105-4015
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Cost: $10
Member Cost: $Free
CM Credits: 1

For years we’d been told that we were on the cusp of a transportation revolution, and that the rollout and widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles, just on the horizon, would redefine mobility in our cities and beyond. As time passed, however, technological constraints proved to be challenging hurdles to surmount. But companies have been making significant inroads and, as of this moment, six have received approval from the California DMV to test driverless vehicles on city streets. Is the driverless

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Can We Make Slow Streets Permanent?

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

In 2020, as cities around the world began to cope with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, many began to close select streets to through-traffic, effectively converting them to pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly promenades. Though these moves were often met with some controversy, especially surrounding the absence of community process behind the planning of the closures and their placement in traditionally underserved neighborhoods, the concept of “slow streets” rapidly caught on, with cities from California to New Zealand participating. However, with

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April 2021

How Public Transit Is Advancing Transportation Equity

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: $10.00
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 1

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or nationality in any program that receives federal funds or other federal financial assistance, but it simply serves as the lowest common denominator when it comes to providing public transportation options that are truly equitable for all users. Luckily, several major transportation agencies around the country have become models in looking beyond Title VI to proactively advance equity in their fare systems, service planning, policing,

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City of Fortuna Public Improvements Update

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE
CM Credits: 1

The City of Fortuna has recently made significant and noticeable infrastructure improvements. City Manager Merritt Perry will discuss road, drainage and trail projects’ planning, funding and implementation of the past three years. Mr. Perry has an engineering background as a project manager for GHD and served as Fortuna’s Public Works Director prior to his current position.

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AICP Ethics Training Webinar

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 1.5 CM

Still need to fulfill your mandatory CM credits for Ethics? Refresh your memory of the AICP Code of Ethics using a fun game-show platform! Join veteran ethics trainer Darcy Kremin, AICP, of Rincon Consultants, along with a panel of experts to put your ethics knowledge to the test using a learning game platform and breakout discussions for a lively and engaging refresher of the AICP Code of Ethics. Registration will be limited to first 150 registrants! Registration Required. Just go

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Keeping the Water On: Addressing the Water Affordability Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19

April 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: $10.00
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 1

The affordability of drinking water was already a problem before the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting economic crisis has only served to accelerate and deepen the plight for California residents. The state issued a temporary moratorium on water shutoffs in April 2020 that protected customers unable to pay their bills, but what will happen when that moratorium ends? With unpaid bills exceeding $1 billion, how will water agencies react, and what will the 1.6 million customers who carry a balance

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