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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,…

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Northern News – September 2017

SAN JOSE 1st, SAN FRANCISCO 4th AMONG U.S. MAJOR CITIES PURSUING SUSTAINABILITY. Rick Phillips, AICP. The U.S. organization Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranked 100 U.S. cities against the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Page 1 OAKLAND’S AWARD-WINNING LAKESIDE SENIOR APARTMENTS. HUD USER. The design promotes neighborhood engage- ment, accessibility, effective service delivery, and…

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Northern News – July/August 2017

NEW APPROACHES TO CURB SKYROCKETING RENTS. Barry Miller, FAICP. Eschewing rent control, a growing number of Bay Area cities are turning to non-binding mediation and rent review. Here are the factors to consider. Page 1 DIRECTOR’S NOTE. Sharon Grewal, AICP. Upcoming webinars include wireless communications facilities and current state legislation. Page 3…

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Northern News – June 2017

PLANNING STUDENTS EMPLOY TACTICAL URBANISM TO ENGAGE SAN JOSE’S NORTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD. Carly Panos. This well-intentioned student project hit a bureaucratic roadblock and faced planning fatigue in the community. Results and lessons learned. Page 1 DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE IN AN ERA OF SELF-DRIVING CARS. William Riggs, Melissa Ruhl and Nico Larco. What policy…

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Northern News – May 2017

IS CEQA HURTING THE CHANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN ‘THE BAYLANDS’ PROJECT? Charla Gomez, AICP. Environmental review of a sustainable development proposed for a major brownfield site adjoining San Francisco began six years ago and is wrapping up. Can it be sustainable without housing? Page 1 MEET A LOCAL PLANNER. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Paul Jensen, AICP,…

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Northern News – April 2017

FROM NEGLECTED ALLEY TO ‘OPEN GALLERY,’ A WORK IN PROGRESS. Jason Su. A North American fellowship launched a project to engage people in improving a downtown San Jose alley. Page 1 SILICON VALLEY HAS A PLAN FOR BUILDING A “STRESS-FREE” BIKE NETWORK. Rachel Dovey, Next City. A new report lays out a detailed vision for…

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Northern News – March 2017

Greening Silicon Valley. Holly Pearson, AICP, interviews Cynthia Clark, Chief Development Officer, Sustainable Silicon Valley. SSV is working with cities, counties, and companies to promote smart energy, carbon, and water solutions. Page 1 Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Elizabeth Shreeve, AICP, ASLA, principal, SWA Group. Page 8 Teaching methods in urban…

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Northern News – January/February 2017

How to get By-Right Zoning right. Karen Parolek. A community will accept a by-right review process if preceded by a Form-Based Code prescribing what’s appropriate to the neighborhood. Page 1 Assessing San Jose’s Northside neighborhood. Lillian Hua and Kyle Kryak. A student report will undergird future planning efforts in the neighborhood. P. 4 Meet a local planner. Siân…

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Northern News – December 2016

Planning our communities for an aging population. Ramona Mullahey. Realistic and workable services and policies to better serve an aging America. Page 1 Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Adapting Northern Section to changing times. Page 3 Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP interviews Sharon Grewal, AICP, Northern Section’s Director elect. Page 7 Northern…

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Northern News – November 2016

Artist gives citizens simple tools to design public spaces. Jen Kinney. Next City article features planning-related art by Cupertino artist/arts educator. Page 1 Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Board elections coming up. Mentorship program heating up. APA California Conference starts this weekend. Page 3 Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Jesse…

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