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October 2021

Reforming Zoning to Redefine Our Neighborhoods

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
CM Credits: 1

Single-use zoning is the most widespread form of zoning found across the United States. While it might prevent a tannery from opening next door to your home, the odds are good that it also prevents a duplex from doing the same thing. The simple fact is that zoning, at least in its most recognizable form, is an antiquated tool that does more harm than good. Poorly-designed zoning and other land use regulations increases home prices, reduces housing availability, promotes segregation,

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November 2021

Missing-Middle Housing: An Ecosystem of Housing Production

November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: $10
CM Credits: 1

As the housing crisis worsens throughout the Bay Area, legislators and policymakers from across the region are looking for varying ways to boost housing production to alleviate California’s increasing level of unaffordability. Come join us as we discuss how leaders in the Bay Area can develop an ecosystem of missing-middle housing production that has been missing for decades. Co-presented by APA Northern California and California YIMBY. APA Members use discount code APAFALL at checkout to register FREE.

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ABAG Wildfires & Housing Workshops

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 2

The magnitude, destruction and ferocity of wildfires is increasing, fueled by the drought and climate change. With frequency, neighborhoods and entire communities are threatened by fire in California. We can’t control wildfires, but we can take actions to preserve and protect housing. What can planners do and how can we work collaboratively with public safety, emergency management professionals, and our communities? The Work Group series “Wildfires – How to Preserve & Protect Housing” will launch in September with four virtual

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Building the Foundation for Transit-Oriented Development in the Bay Area

November 16 @ 12:30 pm
Cost: $10
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

In July, SPUR hosted a conversation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and local developers about the prime opportunities that exist for more successful and equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) throughout the Bay Area — locations that could house thousands of jobs and residents in communities around existing transit. Four months later, the agency has developed new preliminary policy proposals for its updated TOD plan, drawing on rigorous analysis and years of research into best practices. Join us to learn what

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Can Overlay Zones Help the Bay Area’s Housing Shortage?

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: $10
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 1

As the housing shortage in the San Francisco Bay Area continues unabated, elected leaders across the region are exploring myriad options in order to build the number of homes mandated by the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). One of the innovative methods for achieving these housing goals being explored is the creation and application of overlay zones, at which Berkeley is serving as a regional model. Come hear how overlay zoning are working

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December 2021

ABAG Wildfires & Housing Workshops

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Member Cost: $0
CM Credits: 2

The magnitude, destruction and ferocity of wildfires is increasing, fueled by the drought and climate change. With frequency, neighborhoods and entire communities are threatened by fire in California. We can’t control wildfires, but we can take actions to preserve and protect housing. What can planners do and how can we work collaboratively with public safety, emergency management professionals, and our communities? The Work Group series “Wildfires – How to Preserve & Protect Housing” will launch in September with four virtual

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