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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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October 2016

Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda: Global negotiations, local implications. Holly R. Pearson, AICP. Background and context, preparations for Habitat III and the drafting of the New Urban Agenda, content of the Draft New Urban Agenda, and implications for the San Francisco Bay Area. Page 1 Seattle: Expanding affordable…

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September 2016

Preserving Napa’s historic character. Catarina Kidd, Associate Editor, interviews Lilly Bianco, a historic preservation specialist and associate planner for M-Group. Page 1 Where in the world. Photo by Fay Darmawi. Page 3 Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Kenya Wheeler, AICP, senior environmental planner for the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. P. 6…

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July/August 2016

The future of Bay Area housing markets and income inequality. Nina Gruen. Dramatic changes in America’s ethnic and racial mix promise long term economic and real estate impacts. Page 1 Meet a local planner. Siân Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Sailesh Mehra, Chief City Planner, city of South San Francisco. P. 7 Brexit: A planner’s…

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June 2016

Let’s plan our cities to house (not warehouse) our elderly. Naphtali H. Knox, FAICP. Our expanding elderly population needs more assisted-living facilities. Plan for them now; you or your parents may be living there. Page 1 Northern Section 2016 Award winners announced. Page 3 One-third of residents: ‘Bye-bye Bay Area.’ Jen…

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May 2016

Environmental planning achievement award. Stakeholders worked three years to produce San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Water Facility Master Plan. Page 1 Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Awards Program (June 10, SF). Half-day ethics and law courses, 1.5 AICP|CM credits each (April 30, Oakland). Page 3 Stanford: 1450 new student-housing units. 2019 occupancy for redevelopment of…

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April 2016

Planning tour to SE Asia, 2017
. Alex Hinds, Hing Wong, AICP. Meeting April to narrow down destinations. Page 1 Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Board openings for planning commissioner representative, webmaster, and mentorship director. Page 3 In memoriam. Joe Horwedel, AICP, former San Jose planning director, died Feb. 22 after battling cancer. Page 4 Norcal roundup. Page 5…

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