2016 Speaker Series

Building Healthy Communities: Success Stories

Friday, October 21st  from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

This session will close the 2016 Speaker Series on Planning for Healthy and Equitable Communities by showcasing examples of projects and plans in which community health was a central focus and integrated throughout in a holistic manner, taking into account the tools, metrics, and outcomes-based approaches to community health presented earlier in the 2016 Series sessions.  

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Section Goodies Shop

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We have teamed up with Cafe Press and designed a selection of unique merchandise proudly emblazoned with the Section's very cool logo.  Coffee cups, water bottles, t-shrts, sweatshirts, stickers and more await.

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Ted Holzem and Virginia Viado Memorial Scholarships

The California Planning Foundation (CPF) and the California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA California) are seeking donations to fund an endowed scholarship for Ted Holzem and an endowed scholarship for Virginia Viado in recognition of each of their contributions to CPF and APA California.

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2016 Speaker Series

apa sslogo 2016On the Pulse of Planning for Healthy and Equitable Communities

Grab your data, put on your Fitbit, warm up your stethoscope, and join our coalition of community planners, designers, and public health professionals to discuss how to keep our communities vital and fit now and into the future!
Planners and public health officials and practitioners have long understood that community design impacts the health of community members. As the importance of environmental health and equity is increasingly recognized, there are new opportunities for planners, public health professionals, government, and community stakeholders to collaborate on advocating for and creating healthier places while advancing the shared goals of livable, inclusive communities; increased mobility and access to resources; economic vitality and opportunity; and reduced pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The SacValley APA 2016 Speaker Series will utilize all six sessions to examine how planning and public health can integrate resources and actions to diagnosis, treat, prevent, benchmark, and celebrate the success of communities as they strive to improve the health of their residents, as well as that of their infrastructure and economy. Let us help cure what ails you; register now!

All sessions will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Join us for coffee & networking from 8:00-8:30 a.m.
West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento
Free, Unrestricted Parking at 1271 West Capitol Avenue (behind Walgreens)

Click here to download the program flyer.  The flyer contains descriptions of each date.

Ready to sign up?  Click here to go to our online registration.

2016/17 PLAN Mentorship Program

planThe application period for the 2016-2017 PLAN class is now closed.

Thanks to all of you who submitted your application! Applicants will be notified by September 28 if they have been accepted into the program.

Planning at the Movies (Oct 12)

Join us in the AECOM parking lot for a short film and discussion in celebration of National Community Planning Month. We will be watching
"Replacing the Past - Sacramento's Redevelopment History" a 30-minute
film which examines the massive and controversial urban renewal efforts to remake downtown Sacramento during the 1950s and 60s. These redevelopment projects, including the creation of Capitol Mall, Old Sacramento, Interstate 5, Macy's and the K Street Mall significantly changed the urban core of Sacramento, shuttering hundreds of businesses and displacing thousands of residents, especially the city's ethnic populations.

We will hear from the filmmaker, Chris Lango and discuss what we can learn from our planning history as Sacramento goes through a new period of redevelopment and change.

Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 6pm to 8pm (film will start after sunset)
Location: 2020 L Street, AECOM, Parking Lot (if it rains, go to the 4th floor)

Pizza, popcorn, and beverages will be provided. Bring your own folding lawn chair; however, there will be some chairs available for those who don't have one.

Please RSVP to Elizabeth Boyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 10th so we know how much pizza to order.

The event is free but donations will support the Center for Sacramento History.

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