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WHAT’S INSIDE Birds of a feather flock together: The Jailbirds of Elmwood Prison By Bill Goggin, senior biologist at EMC Planning Group. It’s just another day at Elmwood, but what is causing the noise? PAGE 1

UC Davis opens doors to West Village, aims to be largest Zero Net Energy facility in U.S. Republished from HUD USER. PAGE 11

Norcal roundup This month’s planning news from around the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas, compiled by Erik Balsley, AICP, associate editor. PAGE 19

Director’s note

Where in the world?

What others are saying

Not your typical photo. PAGE 13

By Hanson Hom, AICP. Membership Director Position available, and new website launched. PAGE 3

Roundabouts — smart transportation infrastructure

The “other” planning news from around the country and around the world, compiled by Naphtali H. Knox, FAICP, editor. PAGE 21

Volunteering: Enabling communities abroad to meet basic needs with local material and labor Erik Balsley, AICP, associate editor, interviews Jennifer Lehane about a project in El Salvador. Lehane is a planning associate at Michael Baker Jr., Inc., and an active member of Engineers Without Borders. PAGE 5

2012 Planning Award Winners APA California – Northern A complete list of winners and eight photos. PAGE 9

By Matthew Sundt, vice president of Golden State Planning and Environmental Consulting, Inc. PAGE 14

Plan-it sustainably By Katja Irvin, AICP, Sustainability Co-Director. Author Ernest Callenbach (1920–2012) leaves on his computer an Epistle to the Ecotopians. PAGE 16

Northern Section calendar Courses and events, June through July. PAGE 23

Board member directory and newsletter information PAGE 26 n

HSR notes Compiled by Janet Palma, AICP. This month’s high-speed rail news is all about money and whether California’s legislators will vote for it. PAGE 17

“In France, the pie chart became known as le camembert, because of the way a wheel of cheese is typically divided.” —From Hilary Greenbaum and Dana Rubinstein, “Who made that pie chart?” The New York Times Magazine, April 20, 2012.

Northern News


June 2012

Northern News, June 2012  

City and regional planning news for northern California

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