UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design Now Accepting Applications for Planning-Focused Summer Programs

Disc* (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) is a five week summer program geared towards currently enrolled undergraduates with any level of previous experience in planning. Participants conduct field work, develop visual communication, mapping and design software skills, and connect with practitioners and faculty in a series of lectures and seminars on climate resiliency, global
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Northern News – April 2018

“HOW I BECAME A PLANNING DIRECTOR.” YPG’s Veronica Flores reports. Following a panel discussion, 12 planning directors each met with five young planners and emerging professionals in a comfortable setting to share what they know. Page 1 WHERE IN THE WORLD. A photo by Erin Camarera from a country we have not previously covered. Page
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Northern News – March 2018

FINDING AND SUPPORTING ALLIES FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES (of all ages). Erin McAuliff. Supportive built environments can strengthen individual relationships, ensure access to care, resources, and recreation, and reduce isolation across the lifespan. Page 1 PLANNERS AND STUDENTS VISIT BRAZIL FOR COLLABORATIVE SERVICE AND LEARNING. Mike Jacobson, with Alex Hinds, Tonya Veitch, and Hing Wong, AICP. Members of a
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Northern News – February 2018

HELP FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD AS GOOGLE ARRIVES. Nicole Guzman, with Nikki Chan and Michael Tkalcevic. Graduate students help San Jose’s Delmas Park neighborhood, continuing work started by the city’s now-defunct Strong Neighborhoods Initiative. Pages 1 and 18–20 WATER RESILIENCE IN THE BAY AREA IN RESPONSE TO A CHANGING CLIMATE. Holly Pearson, AICP. The Bay Area needs to
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Northern News – December 2017/January 2018

HOW CITY PLANNING CAN CHANGE AN ANTI-AGING CULTURE. Josh Cohen, Next City. Elderly residents find services and social opportunities spread out and access difficult. Housing affordability can be a struggle. At least one city wants to change that. Page 1 IN MEMORIAM. Valentin (Val) Alexeeff and George A. Williams. Pages 4-5 NORTHERN SECTION’S YOUNG PLANNERS GROUP IS
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Northern News – November 2017

THE BAY AREA GREENPRINT TOOL. Elizabeth Adam and Serena Unger. Regional conservation data for local benefit: a powerful new interactive web tool to show multi-benefit assessments. Page 1 DIRECTOR’S NOTE. Sharon Grewal, AICP. North Bay fire assistance resources | Housing package implementation webinar | Holiday party November 17 | SF Urban Film Festival, Storytelling Workshop, November 19.
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Northern News – October 2017

PUTTING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INTO GENERAL PLANS. California Environmental Justice Alliance and PlaceWorks. New requirements for general plan updates plus a toolkit to guide you through SB1000 requirements. Page 1 DIRECTOR’S NOTE. Sharon Grewal, AICP. Northern Section commits to ‘Planners4Health’ Program. Page 3 MEET A LOCAL PLANNER. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Timothy Rood, AICP, principal city designer, City of
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