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Northern News – April 2017

Northern News – April 2017

FROM NEGLECTED ALLEY TO ‘OPEN GALLERY,’ A WORK IN PROGRESSJason 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 NETWORKRachel Dovey, Next City. A new report lays out a detailed vision for improving the region’s bike network. Page 6

DIVERSITY PROGRAM GOES TO SCHOOLCindy Ma, AICP. Northern Section’s Ambassador Program enlists local planners to engage and talk with K-12 students. Page 11

PLANNERS RESPOND TO NEW TAKE ON DRIVING HABITS AND DENSITYKelsey E. Thomas, Next City. A number of planning experts have pushed back on a UBC professor’s analysis that dense develop- ment does little to reduce driving. Page 14

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Northern News – March 2017

Northern News – March 2017

Greening Silicon ValleyHolly 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 CoursesWilliam Riggs, PhD. Virtual strategies hold promise for maintaining and expanding curricula in a future of constrained fiscal and space resources. Page 14

For downtown Morgan Hill, age is a good thingSteve Matarazzo. Thirty years ago, Morgan Hill positioned itself for the great economic expansion of Silicon Valley. Page 16

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Northern News – January/February 2017

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 Llewellyn, AICP, interviews Andrea Ouse, AICP, Director of Community and Economic Development, Vallejo. Page 7
  • Community outreach in a divided America. James Rojas. Urban planners have ways to engage a diverse public to find common goals. Page 19

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Northern News – December 2016

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 Section partners with Sustainable Silicon Valley. Alex Lantsberg, AICP. Page 10
  • Who’s where. Dave Davis, Jason Rogers, AICP; Dave Javid, AICP; Graham Pugh, Eric Tuvel, AICP. Page 14

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Northern News – November 2016

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 Schofield, AICP, associate transportation planner, Caltrans District 4. Page 6
  • Planning documents don’t need to be long and boring. Alex Hinds. Sonoma County’s new Regional Climate Action Plan in 24 illustrated pages. Page 12

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February 2016

February 2016

  • AB 57: A brave new world for cell antennas and towers in California. Omar Masry, AICP, and Robert “Tripp” May. Planners must learn to navigate this new law that expedites the review process more than ever for wireless applicants. Page 1
  • Norcal roundup. Excerpts from around our Northern Section, linked to the original articles. Page 6
  • APA Awards 2016, call for nominations. Get recognized by APA California – Northern. Page 12
  • 22 Northern Section members passed November’s AICP exam. Page 16

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October 2015

October 2015

  • Green infrastructure requirements for Bay Area. Laura Prickett, AICP. 76 Bay Area jurisdictions must adopt green infrastructure plans in 2019. Page 1
  • Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Welcome to Oakland and the 2015 APA California planning conference! Page 3
  • Why planners make good hackers. James Castañeda, AICP. Planners and hackers can gain knowledge and resources from each other. Page 5
  • A region-wide concern, a rushed decision. Whither ABAG if MTC assumes its planning and housing functions? Page 6

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July/August 2015

July/August 2015

  • Good news and bad for SF housing and commercial markets. Nina J. Gruen. The City’s amenities attract boomers and highly skilled millennials, but housing supply and availability woefully lag demand. Page 1
  • Adeline Corridor pop-up event highlights public participation. Kim Ngoc Le. Workshops and tours identified issues important to residents. Page 6
  • Collaborative spatial problem solving for diverse audiences. Miroo Desai & James Rojas. Diversity Committee’s workshops help planners communicate and collaborate with the public. Page 7

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May 2015

May 2015

  • My Oakland. Erika J. Sawyer, AICP, interviews Oakland resident and researcher Meera Velu. Seventh in a series in advance of the 2015 APA California Planning Conference in Oakland. Page 1
  • Director’s note. Andrea Ouse, AICP. Awards Gala May 15; fall conference update; regional events. Page 3
  • Where in the world? Photo by
    Marybeth Harasz, AICP. Page 5
  • Gentrified but still here. Thomas F. Lee, AICP. SF’s Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Fund helps a visual arts nonprofit find space in Mid-Market. Page 7

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April 2015

April 2015

  • The Devil’s Slide Trail. Jonathan Berlin. How a state highway became a scenic paradise. Page 1
  • Who’s where. Veronica Flores, Thalia Leng, AICP, and Amit Price Patel. Page 5
  • Meet a local planner. Sian Llewellyn, FAICP, interviews Victoria Walker, Director, Community and Economic Development, Concord. Page 6
  • ACCESS magazine available. New emphasis on economic competitiveness in transportation. Page 11
  • Where in the world? Photo by Veronica Flores. Page 11

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