SVS 2016 AWARDS Nominations - Due APRIL 7
Streamlined SVS APA Awards Application Now Available! Nominate innovative plans and projects; distinguished APA members, agencies, and firms; and planning achievements in the Sacramento Valley Section.
Applicants need only to submit one CD-ROM or Flash drive (or email the entire submittal) of the following items:
- Completed application;
- One page summary description;
- Award criteria;
- Letter(s) of support (optional, not required);
- A digital copy of the project or plan or a link to a website; and
- Five digital images.
Nominations for the APA SVS 2016 Planning Awards are due April 7, 2017. Materials received after this date will not be accepted and will not be returned.
Descriptions of the following award categories can be found at the APA California Awards Program Policy: https://www.apacalifornia.org/events/awards-program/. All awards submittals must be in compliance with the policy.
- Opportunity and Empowerment
- Comprehensive Planning: Large Jurisdiction (pop. 100,000+)
- Comprehensive Planning: Small Jurisdiction (pop. less than 100,000)
- Implementation: Large Jurisdiction (pop. 100,000+)
- Implementation: Small Jurisdiction (pop. less than 100,000)
- Innovation in Green Community Planning
- Economic Planning and Development
- Transportation Planning
- Best Practices
- Grassroots Initiative
- Public Outreach
- Urban Design
- Planning Advocate
- Planning Firm (private sector)
- Planning Agency (public sector)
- Emerging Planning and Design Firm
- Advancing Diversity and Social Change
- Communications Initiative
- Hard-Won Victory
- Planning Landmark
- Planning Pioneer
- Distinguished Service
- Distinguished Contribution
- Section Activity
- Planner Emeritus Network (PEN)
CALL FOR SVS AWARDS JURORS- Due APRIL 7
SACOG INFILL & REDEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - APRIL 13
SACOG is hosting a day-long Workshop on Infill and Redevelopment Strategies. Learn best practices for improving centers and corridors in rural and urban communities in order to create more walkable, livable, and resilient places, and meet the goals of the Sacramento Regional Blueprint and the Sustainable Communities Strategy.
The program is organized by SACOG and Portland State University's Urban Sustainability Accelerator (USA), which has worked with a number of communities in the region. Topics include:
- National and regional trends in infill and redevelopment (and related demographic and real estate trends)
- Progress and lessons learned by local communities in promoting infill and redevelopment
- Infill and redevelopment in historic downtowns, on main streets, and along suburban commercial strip corridors
- "Developer for a Day" - a workshop by Michele Reeves of Civilis Consulting
- District revitalization: how to attract redevelopment and new infill
- SACOG's infill and redevelopment initiatives, and plans for the future
Presenters include SACOG's new CEO James Corless, redevelopment consultant Michele Reeves of Civilis Consulting, and several others. An agenda will be available soon.
Join other local government staff, elected officials, developers, business leaders, and non-profit leaders in this educational workshop, made possible by funding awarded to SACOG through the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC).
When: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) 1415 L St, # 300
Cost: $15 (for lunch) - payable at event
SACOG ASKS FOR INNOVATIVE TDM CONCEPTS WITH NEW GRANT PROGRAM - DUE APRIL 17
On March 16th, the SACOG Board of Directors launched the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Innovations Grant Program. The grant program will support new and measureable activities or programs that reduce single occupant car trips. The pre-application period ends April 17th. Interested agencies and organizations are encouraged to submit a one-page concept prior to submitting a full application. Please select the HERE for application details, timeline, and eligibility criteria.
Link - Call for Applications