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September 2019

Online Course – California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

September 23, 2019
Cost: $425
CM Credits: 17

Learn how to determine if an action is a project under CEQA and the level of environmental review required (exemption, negative declaration, EIR). Discuss roles and responsibilities of a lead agency, responsible agency and trustee agency. Study the differences between a Negative Declaration and EIR. Learn how to use an initial study to streamline analysis, and how to determine direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts. Explore the impact of case law on CEQA documents, the role of public participation, and other

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California Environmental Quality Act – Online Course

September 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $425
Member Cost: $425
CM Credits: 17

UC San Diego Extension offers an online course that will review the CEQA process in detail, including its 17 key environmental issue areas. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. For a list of additional AICP CM Events at UC San Diego Extension go to American Planning Association. CM | 17 | CM | 1 | Law

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Online Course – Advanced CEQA

September 30, 2019
Cost: $525
CM Credits: 26

Students will work through a project, building upon the understanding and knowledge of the CEQA process acquired in the CEQA I course and will leave this course with a solid understanding of CEQA so that they are prepared to move to more advanced work.

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October 2019

Writing Effective CEQA Documents

October 7, 2019
Cost: $425
CM Credits: 18

Learn how to prepare technically compliant, legally defensible, and high quality environmental documents including Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Initial Studies, Mitigated Negative Declarations (MNDs), and required CEQA findings. Strengthen writing skills needed for professional practice, including skills to enhance document effectiveness, clarity, and accuracy. This advanced course is designed to give students the practical training needed to produce high quality, legally defensible environmental documents.

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CEQA in Practice

October 7, 2019
Cost: $425
CM Credits: 16

This advanced course focuses on the practical application of CEQA requirements to a real-world scenario. In this simulation style course, students will explore a project from multiple stakeholder perspectives and will engage in hands-on activities designed to prepare them for entrance to professional practice. Students will sharpen their critical thinking and problem solving abilities as they relate to the environmental assessment analysis and strategy and will gain practical knowledge of the various tools used to evaluate environmental impacts such as

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March 2020

UCSD San Diego Extension – Online CEQA Courses

March 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: $383 – $472
Member Cost: $383 - $472
CM Credits: 17 - 26

UC San Diego Extension's spring quarter online CEQA courses are currently open for enrollment. We will be offering the following sections online: - California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) - Advanced CEQA - Writing Effective CEQA Documents - CEQA Project Management - CEQA in Practice AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for select courses. For a list of additional UC San Diego Extension AICP CM Events go to American Planning Association, APA Members recieve a 10% discount on courses

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April 2020

Planning and Health in the Time of COVID-19

April 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1.5

Wednesday, April 1st at 11:00 AM, APA California Chapter, in collaboration with its Northern California Section and Planners4Health, will be holding an online forum: Planners for Health: COVID19 Discussion. This will be an opportunity for planners to get a quick 101 on COVID-19 and participate in discussion groups to share resources on what we can do now to support our communities. Please join us! Many of us have never experienced a crisis of the magnitude of the global spread of

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August 2020

The Color of Law – Reading Group

August 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Connect with fellow planners to read and discuss Richard Rothstein's Book  - The Color of Law. Please fill out this form to RSVP & order a copy from a local bookstore if possible! A link to this online event will be sent directly to the RSVP list.  The first session will cover chapters 1-5. Please join us!

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October 2020

COVID Conversations: Illinois I California I Chile

October 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost: free
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 1.5 CM

Planning for Equity in a Pandemic and Beyond: Insights from Illinois and Chile The Northern Section will join the APA Illinois Chapter and PlanRed (Chilean Planners Network) in hosting a COVID Conversations webinar next Thursday, October 29 at 9:00am to 10:30am PDT. 1.5 CM credits have been approved for this event. Speakers will discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable population; creating housing assistance programs; rethinking how to design dense and diverse urban spaces; and how DEI (diversity, equity, and

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November 2020

Planning Positivity

November 18, 2020 - December 16, 2020
Cost: free

This year has been different for all of us, and our holidays will be different too. While November typically brings us together for a holiday celebration, this year we will be connecting in a different way for our annual gathering. Instead of a single night of celebration, we want each of you, our Northern Section members and other APA members welcomed, to share what made this year special for you and your teams, your families, your communities – share your

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LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

November 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

Cost: $200
Member Cost: $150

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight. My workshops have helped nearly 10K professionals learn the

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December 2020

APA Latinos and Planning Division presents Inaugural Division Conference: LUGARES

December 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
CM Credits: 2

APA Latinos and Planning Division presents Inaugural Division Conference: LUGARES Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time Registration Closes: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Registration Cost: Free https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7577028607567042059 *Sessions pending CM credit Virtual Conference Overview The American Planning Association’s (APA) Latinos and Planning Division (LAP), with the support of the Texas Chapter, Southwest Section and AARP California, have come together to create a virtual conference focused on bringing diverse Latinx voices across the nation to present our contributions

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LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

Cost: $200
Member Cost: $150

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight. My workshops have helped nearly 10K professionals learn the

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Women Advancing Transportation for Our Future Mobility Needs

December 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: free
CM Credits: 1

Representation of women in the transportation workforce is stunningly low. What would happen to our mobility with more women driving transportation policies, planning, operations, and maintenance? During TRB's 6th International Conference on Women's Issues on Transportation, panelists discussed best practices for recruitment, support, and advancement of women in the transportation sector. In this webinar, conference speakers will continue their discussion about workforce challenges and overcoming them; approaches to attract, retain and advance women in transportation, and how these leaders see

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Planning Positivity Virtual Party

December 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free

In lieu of the yearly APA California - Northern Section party, we are holding a #Planningpositivity campaign, which will conclude with a virtual celebration. Everyone is welcomed to join. There will be several breakout groups with fun events. Come have blast, connect with other planners and help make this Virtual Party that much more fun!

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LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

December 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

Cost: $200
Member Cost: $150

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight. My workshops have helped nearly 10K professionals learn the

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January 2021

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

Cost: $200
Member Cost: $150

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight. My workshops have helped nearly 10K professionals learn the

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February 2021

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

Cost: $200
Member Cost: $150

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight. My workshops have helped nearly 10K professionals learn the

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LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

Cost: $200
Member Cost: $150

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight. My workshops have helped nearly 10K professionals learn the

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