PDAs and PCAs serve as the framework behind Plan Bay Area, the region’s long-range transportation plan and sustainable communities strategy. The forums will focus on engaging topics relevant to local jurisdictions and other stakeholders with an interest in advancing transit-accessible development to accommodate future growth in the region.
Forums will be held three to four times per year in locations throughout the region. Most forums will offer up to 2.0 CM credits.
To sign up for the Planning Innovations email distribution list, please email Mark Shorett, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Objective is “Objective”? Effective Development Standards in the SB35 and Housing Accountability Act Era
February 13, 2018
Recent state housing legislation, combined with lawsuits focusing on local development review, increase the importance of translating city goals and guidelines for PDAs into “objective development standards. Follow an interactive discussion led by an experienced panel to investigate the implications of the Housing Accountability Act, SB35 and other key housing legislation for plan making, code writing, and project review.
Planning Innovations is a series of regional forums that focus on the planning and implementation of Bay Area’s Priority Development Areas (PDA) and Priority Conservation Areas (PCA). This event is co-sponsored by the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals, working to grow the pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners’ skills and defining the field. This event is eligible for 2.0 CM Credits.
Forum #1: Advancing PDA Implementation: Successful Placemaking Strategies
March 23, 2016
- PDA Implementation Successful Place-making Strategies
Jeff Kay, Business Development Manager, City of San Leandro
- Successful Placemaking Strategies
Gaye Quinn, Managing Partner, Westlake Urban
- PlaceMaking Strategies at BART
Abigail Thorne-Lyman, Principal Planner, BART
Forum #2: Financing PDA Infrastructure – Strategies to Meet Today's Needs
July 27, 2016
- Event Postcard: Financing PDA Infrastructure: Strategies to Meet Today’s Needs
- White Paper – Infrastructure Financing for Infill Development in the Bay Area
- Financing PDA Infrastructure: Strategies to Meet Today's Needs
- Redevelopment, Infrastructure Financing Districts, and Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities: How Do They Compare?
Forum #3: Advancing PDA Implementation: Affordable and Workforce Housing Policy and Design
January 26, 2017
- MTC ABAG
- David Baker Architects
- Alan Talansky EBLS
- Amit Price Patel Sitelab Urbanstudio
- Kate Hartley SF MOHCD
- Kevin Griffith Bridge Housing
- Video recording of presentations
- Audio recording of Q&A session
Forum #4: Moving from LOS to VMT: Making SB743 an Asset to Your Community
Thursday, June 8, 2017
- Rob Swierk, SCVTA
- Meghan Weir, Nelson Nygaard
- Chris Ganson, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
- Sarah Fine, City of Oakland
- Video recording of presentations
Forum #5: Tricks and Tools for Implementing Complete Streets
October 26, 2017
- Caltrans Flexibility for Cycle Track on San Pablo, City of Albany & Caltrans
- Completing Streets in Santa Clara County, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
- Towards Vision Zero, City of Fremont
- Berkeley Bike Plan & Level of Traffic Stress, City of Berkeley
- BikAble Model for Assessing Connectivity, Rails to Trails Conservancy
- Leveraging Vision Zero & Black Lives Matter to Achieve Transportation Safety & Equity, Kittelson & Associates
- Managing Curb Parking & Active Transportation, Nelson\Nygaard
- Where the Duct Tape Meets the Road, Alta Planning + Design