Northern News – November 2018

You can download this month’s issue as a PDF, read it online as a virtual magazine, or review the contents below and click directly to articles.   Can “inclusionary industrial” zoning save manufacturing space in San Francisco? Emily Nonko. An initiative to build affordable commercial space in San Francisco borrows from the affordable housing playbook. Page 1 Director’s
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Northern News – October 2018

We came, we planned, we were wrong Pete Parkinson, AICP. One planner’s wildfire experience changed his views. Page 1 Director’s note Sharon Grewal, AICP. Daylong symposium on ‘Autonomous Vehicles and the City,’ Oct. 15. | There’s still time to register for the 2018 Chapter Conference in San Diego, Oct. 7–10 | New on the Northern
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Northern News – September 2018

You can read the entire issue online as a virtual magazine, download it as a PDF, or click on the link at the end of each article description below. Cities urged to act on ride-hailing services Naphtali H. Knox, FAICP. A new report highlights the increasing use of ride-hailing services and cites the general absence of
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Northern News – July/August 2018

You can read the entire issue online as a virtual magazine, download it as a PDF, or click on the links at the end of the individual articles (below). Creating built environments for an aging population Matt Raimi, AICP. Planning — so important to improving our communities as our population changes — is all the more
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Help us build our Communications Team

Are you someone who likes connecting fellow planners together and is interested in helping us get out the word on all of our great programming? Then we want to talk to you! The Northern Section is in the process of building a stellar communications team to help us reach our 1,700 members through our various
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San Leandro Sets Higher-Density Future for Bay Fair BART Station Area

Lars Halle and Tom Liao Concluding a two-year public planning process with workshops and a 21-person Community Advisory Committee, the San Leandro city council in February adopted the 154-acre Bay Fair Transit-Oriented Development Specific Plan. The plan is the community’s long-term vision for a vibrant and sustainable, higher density, mixed-use “transit village” in proximity to
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SF Teens Bring Home National APA Gold

Four northern California submittals receive ‘achievement awards’ at national conference From APA When three high school students noticed an increase in traffic near a popular San Francisco parklet in 2014, they founded Street Air, a study of the street’s design and air pollution measurements, to determine the busy thoroughfare’s effects on nearby pedestrians. Now in
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Northern News – June 2018

HOUSING Reverse BANANA: Build all Kinds of Housing Almost Everywhere Naphtali Knox, FAICP, interviews Denise Pinkston, MCRP. We need that “missing middle,” from ADUs to fourplexes. If a third of the Bay Area’s existing single-family homes each added one unit over the next decade, we would add half-a-million homes with no visible disruption to our
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