Meet a Local Planner

Michael Smith, AICP, is senior planner at the City of San Bruno Community Development Department. He volunteers as a member of his neighborhood design review board. Tell us where you live, work, and attended school. I live in San Francisco with my family and work for the City of San Bruno. I earned a master
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Who’s Where – May 2018

Beth Altshuler has been appointed Chair of Northern Section’s committee on Planners4Health. She is a Senior Associate and Public Health Planning Specialist at Raimi + Associates where she has worked since 2010. Before that, she was a project associate at MIG, Inc., and the program designer and director for a pilot youth employment program through
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Enter Now to Compete for a State Planning Award

Submit your outstanding project, program, plan, or person for this year’s APA California Planning Awards. Nominations are due by Noon on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. NOTE: Some nominations require a win at the Section level to be eligible for a Chapter award. Refer to the APA California Chapter Awards Program Policy for more information or
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Judith McManus Price Scholarship Available for Women and Minorities

From APA Deadline June 1 Judith McManus Price, a planner for more than 30 years before her death in 2001, was an exceptional woman with extraordinary talents that she freely shared, not only with her family and friends, but also with her community, her colleagues, and her profession. She served the public sector in a
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Demand a Fair and Accurate Census

APA InterACT, April 11, 2018 The U.S. Department of Commerce recently decided to include a new and untested citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Experts on both sides of the aisle have opposed the decision, as have APA and other organizations. APA President Cynthia Bowen, AICP, recently wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and expressed
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Where in the World?

Heidelberg, a city of 160,000 in southwestern Germany. In this view from Heidelberg castle, the Old Town is in the foreground. At center right is the Old Bridge over the river Neckar. Photo: Ray Hashimoto, AICP.  ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedinReddit
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Northern News – May 2018

APA NATIONAL’S GOLD ACHIEVEMENT AWARD GOES TO SF TEENS. Marin County, San Francisco, and San Jose also received achievement awards at the APA national conference in New Orleans, April 23rd. Page 1 SUCCESSFUL MARCH 29 SUMMIT ON LIVABLE COMMUNITIES FOR ALL AGES. Naphtali H. Knox, FAICP. Northern Section collaborated with AARP to plan and host the Summit
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South San Francisco Looking for Applicants for their Design Review Board

The City of South San Francisco is now accepting applications for those interested in serving on the City’s Design Review Board (DRB) advisory committee.  Following the approval of the City’s Downtown Station Area Specific Plan (DSASP) in 2015, the City has experienced a substantial increase in development interest and applications citywide. To learn more about
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