Publishing Program (Sustainability Committe)

The Sustainability Committee’s publishing program consists of the following products:

  1. Plan-it sustainably column in the Northern News (see below; Northern Newsthe archives).
  2. Plan-it Sustainably Journal-Blog (resources, events, ideas).
  3. E-Update Newsletter (see index and links below).
  4. Links to key articles published in the Northern News or elsewhere.

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E-Update:  Committee news, events, and resources

By Scott T. Edmondson, AICP

  • Nov. 30, 2015, COP21 resources, UCB/APA Briefing on new UN SDGs, City of Palo Alto Climate Summit, Conference Sustainability resources.
  • Sept. 30, 2015, Sustainability at the APA CA Conference-details, FRI Meet Up at Swan’s Market
  • Sept. 27, 2015,  The World’s New SDGs, SDG 11-Cities, Conference/Sust-Comm event and session reminder
  • Sept. 16, 2015, Invitation to SustComm’s meet up event at the CA Conf., Committee leadership transition, Upcoming webinars, SCD Resources, Recent Blog Posts.
  • Aug. 30, 2015, Upcoming CA Conference sustainability sessions, historic upcoming world leader adoption of UN SDGs
  • March 16, 2015, NYC Looks at Passive House Technology, Urban Prototyping in SF, Measuring Urban Sustainability.
  • Jan 25, 2015, Low carbon communities event, Living Community Patterns research report.
  • Jan 4, 2015, Accelerating sustainability in 2015, Gil Friend, STARS, APA SCD, Strategic Sustainability Planning Class, NetPositive Conference, APA Seattle 2015.
  • Dec 13, 2014, Seasons Greetings, Events, Regl/Local Sust Planning, Net Positive, Intro to Strategic Sustainability, APA CA Conf Session Proposal Invitation, ILFI’s Living Community Challenge, Regenerative Neighborhoods article, Urban Systems Planning, APA SCD (SustChampion Prog and others); Biophilic City resources; recent blog posts; range of resources.
  • July 9, 2014, Event Announcement–Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative, Cities at Risk, a panel on resiliency. Also, recent posts: APA Comp Plan accreditation, APA State Chapter sustainability.
  • May 20, 2014, Upcoming Event – EcoDistricts for Practitioners Workshop–more info.
  • May 12, 2014, Upcoming Event – EcoDistricts for Practitioners Workshop.
  • Apirl 16, 2014, Welcome to Earth Day 2014, Support the new SCD, Biophilic City Resources.
  • August 22, 2012,  New Sustainability Communities Division; NASA Sustainability Base Tour; Living Building Challenge
  • July 7, 2012, Welcome – Join the List; New Committee Website; Featured Resources (Strategic Sustainability, Community Sustainability, Initiatives)

Plan-it sustainably column, Northern News

By Sustainability Committee Directors, Members, & Guests (by Scott Edmondson, AICP, unless noted otherwise; for all issues: Northern News Archives)

Other Sustainability Articles (Northern News; elsewhere)

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MARCH 2015. “Sustainable Water Policy Challenges,” by Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, California Planning, March 2015, Vol. 15, Issue 02, p. 8.

SEPT 2012. Measuring Healthy Development. by Poonam Narkar, AICP, Northern News, p 13.

JUNE 2012. UC Davis Opens doors to West Village, aims to be largest Zero Net Energy facility in U.S., Republished from HUD USER, Sustainable Communities Resource Center eNews, February 2012,

NOV 2011. Sustainable in fill development—a planner/developer’s perspective, by Mark Rhoades, AICP, Northern News, p 1.

NOV 2011. Distributed renewable energy: Plan on it, By Josh Hohn, AICP, p 4.

OCT 2011. More-complete streets: Expanding the vision by integrating green streets, By Sarah Sutton, ASLA, LEED AP, and John Hykes, ASLA, Northern News, p 15.

JULY/AUG 2011. SCS–What’s the big idea? Moving toward adoption in 2013, the Bay Area Sustainable Communities Strategy will change where our cities grow, By Naphtali H. Knox, FAICP, Editor, Northern News, p 1.

MAY 2011. California Court of Appeal gives sustainable infill development an important victory, by Mark Rhoades, AICP, Northern News, p 1.

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