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Planning Innovations

Planning Innovations is a new series of regional forums that focus on the planning and implementation of Bay Area’s Priority Development Areas (PDA) and Priority Conservation Areas (PCA).

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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, mshorett@bayareametro.gov.

SB 743 Implementation Strategies: Moving from LOS to VMT - Part II: Show Me the (Fee) Money!
June 5, 2018

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

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Forum #2: Financing PDA Infrastructure – Strategies to Meet Today's Needs
July 27, 2016

Forum #3: Advancing PDA Implementation: Affordable and Workforce Housing Policy and Design
January 26, 2017

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Forum #4: Moving from LOS to VMT: Making SB743 an Asset to Your Community 
Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Forum #5: Tricks and Tools for Implementing Complete Streets
October 26, 2017

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