August 17, 2015 APA Los Angeles APAlosangeles.org
Urbivia Champions Celebrate with LADOT's Seleta Reyolds

On July 17, the winners of APA's "Urbivia" trivia night for professional planners celebrated their victory via lunch with LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. Over Vietnamese cuisine at Downtown's Blossom restaurant, this team of UCLA alumni enjoyed an intimate discussion of Reynolds' vision for the future of transportation in Los Angeles. Your team could be next to win an exciting plannerly prize - join our next Urbivia event this fall!
Summer in the City: San Gabriel
APA Los Angeles Presents:
Summer in the City: San Gabriel
Tuesday, August 25
6-9 PM
425 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel
$10 members / $20 non-members / $5 students

Summer in the City is a series introducing APA LA's members to the latest innovative, proactive planning in cities around the Los Angeles region. Between June and September, we'll visit several citieswhose staff will lead tours, site visits, and presentations that showcase their planning and community development efforts. 

On August 25, the third in our 2015 series will take us to the City of San Gabriel. APA members and friends will be treated to a tour of the Mission District, followed by a visit to La Laguna park and a bar/restaurant crawl on Valley Boulevard. City of San Gabriel planning staff will discuss their most pertinent planning efforts throughout the tour.

Parking is available at City Hall as well as behind the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Public transit is available via the Metro 487/489 and Metro 78/79 bus lines.

Contact programs@apalosangeles.org with any questions.
Upcoming Events
APA California 2015 State Conference
Oakland: Rooted in AuthentiCITY
October 3-6
Oakland Marriott
Registration is now open for the California APA Oakland Conference - Rooted in AuthentiCITY! Please find registration information 
here. Full registration offers an all access pass to the conference, including the opening reception. Hotel rooms are still available at the conference rate at the Marriott Oakland City Center, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Oakland, and the Waterfront Hotel. 

The conference's 16 mobile workshops + 133 sessions + 1,200+ colleagues = imnumerable possibilities. Let the conference program be your guide to making this your best conference yet and start by perusing the detailed information on sessions, workshops, events, and keynote speakers.

Check out the conference website for additional information.


UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies Presents:
Transportation Camp 
Saturday, October 3
9:30 AM-6 PM
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
$25 / $15 students
Register here


Attend UCLA's Transportation Camp Los Angeles 2015 if you're a technologist who aspires to analyze and visualize public open data or build apps that connect people with mobility options. Come if you're a transportation professional with a thorough awareness of the multimodal transportation system's shortcomings and a desire to work collaboratively and creatively to improve it.


As an unconference, the session topics and activities are proposed by the attendees; every attendee is a participant in shaping and leading the event.  Registration includes admission, lunch, and refreshments. 

Cast Your Vote in APA's National Elections

The National APA election is open through September 10at 11 PM Central Time.

To cast your vote, go to: https://www.directvote.net/APA/ and enter the private login information that was emailed to you.

Candidate information is available on the on-line ballot. Candidates also answered a questionnaire developed from questions submitted by APA Chapters and Divisions. If you would like to read their responses before voting, go to www.planning.org/elections.

For technical support (available Monday - Friday 8 AM-5 PM Central Time), please call 952-974-2339 or support@directvote.net.

For other questions, please call 312-786 6372  or mwelch@planning.org.
Seeking Donations for CPF Conference Auction

The California Planning Foundation (CPF) is a nonprofit, charitable corporation established to further the professional practice of planning in California. CPF achieves this goal by giving annual scholarships and awards to university students in financial need, who have demonstrated academic excellence at planning programs throughout California.

Relying on donations and fund-raising activities like its annual auction, CPF annually awards approximately $50,000 in student scholarships and memberships in APA!

This year the 2015 Auction will take place on Sunday, October 4 at the APA California Annual Conference in Oakland, CA.

Please help us make raise funds for future planners by donating to the annual auction. Donations could include:
  • Catered dinner
  • Meal in a restaurant
  • Day of consulting services
  • Career counseling session
  • Private tours of projects
  • Planning books
  • Art work
  • Movie tickets
  • Wine bottles
  • Cooking classes
Attend the auction, enjoy time with your colleagues, and bid!
Donations are due October 1.

For further information contact CPF Liaison Maira Sanchez at cpf@apalosangeles.org.
Fall UC Davis Extension Courses

Explore a broad range of issues with UC Davis Extension's fall courses in Land Use and Natural Resources, including: 

  • Land Use and Environmental Planning Professional Education Showcase
  • Planning in California: An Overview
  • Financial Aspects of Planning
  • NEW! Rethinking Development Finance: Financing Development in a Post Redevelopment World
  • Updating Transportation Analysis in CEQA: How to Effectively Implement SB743
  • The Intersection Between Transportation and Land Use
  • Land Use Planning for Non-Planners: An Introduction to Planning in California
  • Streambank Assessment and Restoration
  • Understanding the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: An Overview of Governance and Regulation
  • Ecosystem Services and Markets
  • Mitigation and Conservation Banking
  • Mitigation Measure Development and Monitoring
  • CEQA: A Step-by-Step Approach
  • EIR/EIS Preparation and Review
  • Thresholds of Significance in Environmental Planning
  • Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation
  • Introduction to Fall Birds of Northern California

For more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu or visit www.extension.ucdavis.edu/land

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