November 17, 2015 APA Los Angeles APAlosangeles.org
LA Planners Compete for Trivia Title at Urbivia 2.0

The second round of APA's planning trivia night, Urbivia, took place November 10 at the HMS Bounty in Koreatown. Four teams of ace planners were so close in their knowledge that after two rounds of double jeopardy, the game ended with a mediated tie! First place was shared by the Michael LoGrande Funk Railroad and the MIGhty, who split our prizes - lunch with Metro CEO Phil Washington and copies of David Ulin's "Sidewalking." Join us next time!

APA / AEP Holiday Party at Clifton's, 12/7
APA Los Angeles and LA AEP Present:
2015 APA/AEP Holiday Party
Monday, December 7
6-9 PM
Clifton's Cafeteria Treetops Bar
648 S. Broadway, 90014
$20 members / $40 non-members / $15 students

This holiday season, APA Los Angeles and the Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals are teaming up to bring you our best party of the year!

Come celebrate with your planning & environmental colleagues in a private area among the redwood branches in the fourth-floor Treetops bar. Your ticket includes:
  • Passed appetizers, a vegetarian pasta station, salad, and rolls
  • A limited open bar featuring craft beer, select wines and classic cocktails
  • Celebratory cake!
Parking is available in nearby private garages or on-street. Public transit is available via Metro buses and Red Line stations.
Upcoming Events
APA Los Angeles and UCLA Luskin School Present:
10th Annual APA Los Angeles Student Symposium
Saturday, November 21
10 AM-3 PM
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
337 Charles E Young Dr. 90095
FREE, breakfast and lunch provided

Graduate and undergraduate planning students from schools across Los Angeles County are invited to APA's free annual student symposium, hosted this year by a cohort of student planning organizations at UCLA: Bruins for Urban Design and Development, Built Environment and Public Health Council, and Planners of Color for Social Equity. Join them for an educational and inspiring day of discussions and panels around the theme of Social Justice and Community Engagement. The symposium will specifically address how urban planners engage marginalized communities in a wide range of planning arenas, and ways to better strategize for equitable outcomes.

Guest speakers and workshops will focus on the following topics:
  • Complete Streets Policy
  • Race and the Streets
  • Career Panel featuring guests from academic, public, private, and non-profit fields
The event will conclude with a networking mixer/happy hour for students and young planners to be held at Barney's Beanery in Westood - see details below.

On-site parking will be available ($12). Public transit is available via Big Blue Bus, Culver City bus, and Metro bus.
APA Los Angeles Presents:
Student & Young Planner Happy Hour
Saturday, November 21
3:30-6:30 PM
Barney's Beanery - Westwood
1037 Broxton Ave., 90024
FREE, first round hosted by APA

Following APA's annual student symposium at UCLA, students and young professionals are invited to continue the discussion and share ideas over drinks at Barney's Beanery. The first round will be hosted by APA. Join us!
Caltrans Presents: 
2015 California Transportation Planning Conference 
December 2-4
Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is hosting the 2015 California Transportation Planning Conference (CTPC) this December 2-4 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  The conference theme for this year is Partnering for Sustainable Transportation

Caltrans hosted this conference in 2006 and 2008 and is resuming this interactive, three-day session where transportation thought-leaders and decision-makers will exchange ideas and learn about the latest developments in transportation. This year's conference will bring together representatives from national, State, regional, local, and private organizations to guide discussions about innovative transportation funding, achieving a sustainable, multi-modal transportation system, and the context for the future of transportation. 

For more information or to register, visit the conference web site
APA Los Angeles Presents:
2015 Legislative Update
Wednesday, December 9
12-1:30 PM
SoCalGas Tower - Conference Room 02C
555 W. 5th St. 90013
FREE for members / $10 non-members
1.5 Hours of AICP CM Law credits

The program provides an update on planning-related legislation, regulations, and case law for which APA California lobbied in 2015, including detailed information signed into law, implementation recommendations, regulations adopted during the year, and any case law or budget changes that impact planners and planning in California. Registrants who are not able to attend in person will be provided with a webinar link so they can participate remotely. Participants can earn 1.5 hours of AICP CM law credits.

SoCalGas Tower is located one block from the Pershing Square Metro stop. On-site parking is available. More affordable parking is also available at the World Trade Center located at 3rd/Flower.
Winter UC Davis Extension Land Use Courses

Explore a broad range of issues with UC Davis Extension's winter courses in Land Use and Natural Resources. Visit www.extension.ucdavis.edu/land for a full listing of courses and available discounts. Courses include:
  • Environmental Planning and Site Analysis
  • Planning and Environmental Law
  • LAFCO: Planning and Regulating the Boundaries and Service Areas of Cities and Special Districts in California
  • Annual Land Use Law Review and Update
  • Complete Streets: From Adoption to Implementation
  • NEW! Planning Tools to Create Health Communities
  • NEW! The Politics of Environmental Policymaking
  • Subdivision Map Act
  • Updating Transportation Analysis in CEQA: How to Effectively Implement SB743
  • CEQA Update, Issues and Trends
  • Successful CEQA Compliance: An Intensive Two-Day Seminar
  • Cultural Resource Management: CEQA, NEPA and Section 106
  • Endangered Species Regulation and Protection.
  • Project Planning for Permit Integration
  • NEW! ONLINE Developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans: Strategies and Process
  • Clean Water Act 404: Nationwide and Other Specialized Permits
  • Overview of California Water Law and Policy
For more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email [email protected] or visit www.extension.ucdavis.edu/land.

UC Davis Extension, the continuing and professional education division of UC Davis, has been an internationally recognized leader in educational outreach for individuals, organizations and communities for more than 50 years. With 62,000 annual enrollments in classroom and online university-level courses, UC Davis Extension serves lifelong learners in the growing Sacramento region, all 50 states and more than 115 countries.
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