Northern News

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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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 environmental sustainability. Page 6 MEET
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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 THE VERY BEST! Photos from the
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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 considerations should be made for
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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, San Rafael’s community development director.
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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 improving the region’s bike network.
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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 planning using Planetizen Courses. William Riggs,
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