Congratulations to the new 2014-2015 UPC Executive Board!

    President: Sam Gutierrez
    Vice President: Nick Stewart
    Secretary: Allan Rimban
    Treasurer: Audrey Shiramizu
    APA Liaison: Melissa Ruhl
    ULI Liaison: Jeremy Attema
    AEP Liaison: Wendy Lao
    Alumni Liaison: Fahteen Khan  
    Co-Speaker Series Coordinators: Javier Chavez and Beth Martin
    Social Chair: Justin Giarritta
    Newsletter Editor: MairaClara Zazzaro

    Webmaster: Position Currently Open 

    We're currently accepting applications for the UPC Webmaster position on the Executive Board. All applicants must be a matriculated, currently enrolled student for fall 2014 – spring 2015 semesters. Please send applications to admin@theupc.org. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 28th, 2014 at 5pm. If you have additional questions please email the UPC. (Desired skills include previous web design experience, graphic design, video and photo editing. But is not required!) 

    Webmaster Application

    UPC Fall 2014 Symposium - Millennials and Boomers: Planning for Changing Demographics in the Bay Area Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 9am - 3pm at San Jose State University

    This year, the Urban Planning Coalition (UPC) at San José State is hosting a symposium that will look at how Millennials and Baby Boomers, as two key demographic groups, are affecting growth and change in the Bay Area. Recently released research from the Pew Research Center, AARP, and the American Planning Association reveals that the recent recession and changing political landscape have shaped these generations with distinct living preferences and perceptions of place. 

    For example, Millennials are more likely to carry student debt, to be linked with social media, and to live with their parents, giving rise to the term “boomerang kids.” Baby Boomers, on the other hand, have their own living preferences; in general, boomers want to abscond the current model of cookie cutter retirement communities to either age-in-place or relocate to an urban center. Given these trends, the bigger question for urban planners, land use professionals, and community advocates remains—how should we design places with these two demographics’ values in mind?

    This event is a annual UPC fall event where students and Planners come together to discuss and learn more about current issues in the urban planning field. Registration is free but required for this event. This is a great event for networking and for learning more about the urban planning field! Please click the link below to register: 

    MUP Beach Day 2014 will be held next Saturday May 3rd at Seacliff State Beachin Aptos, CA.  (Exit State Park Dr. from Hwy 1)

    -The event lasts the entire day so come whenever you like and stay as long as you like.  A couple of the Beach Day organizers will arrive at the beach by 8 am at the picnic area.

    -Parking right next to the picnic area is $10.  There is free parking around if you don't mind walking a bit but need to get there early

    -Guests are welcome!!!

    -If you are a member of the MUP Facebook Page expect to receive an invitation to the event soon for more specific information.

    -Please contact Marco Arguelles @ marcoarguelles21@gmail.com if you have any questions relating to the event such as what food to bring, directions, and any other information.  Also please call Marco if you have trouble finding the group the day of the event at 303-250-4003.    

    -If you would like to carpool to the event please contact Maria Javier @ mljavier12@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 30th with the following info:

    ·  Your name

    ·  Where you are coming from (nearest intersection and City is fine)

    ·  Can you drive or do you need a ride?

    ·  If you can drive, how many other passengers can you take (excluding you)?

    ·  Best way to contact you: email address or phone number

    2014 Skills Workshop

    Saturday, April 19th, from 10am-3pm, the UPC will be hosting our annual Skills Workshop in the Department of Urban Planning lounge at San Jose State. Topics include site plan reading, code interpretation, and counter skills. The event is free and lunch will be provided.

    RSVP to admin@theupc.org

    CEQA Fall Basic Workshops

    CEQA Basics Workshops now open for registration! Student members $15, Student Non-members $30!

    Online registration is now open for the CEQA Fall Basics Workshops!  The workshops are conveniently held around the state to accommodate your busy schedule.

    Workshops will be held in...

    San Diego- October 24
    Oakland-October 28
    Elk Grove- October 29
    Riverside-October 30
    Ventura – October 31
    San Jose –November 1
    Eureka – November 6
    Selma-November 7

    San Luis Obispo – November 7
    Los Angeles – November 7 
    Tustin – November 8

    Click here to register: 

    Cost for early registration is only $125 for members which includes Workshop materials, Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Break.  Early registration deadline is October 14th.   After October 14th there will be a cost increase.  This is an all-day program from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Please click here for full schedule: Attendees can pay by check or credit card online.

    The program features a curriculum developed specifically for people involved in the environmental review process.  Workshops topics will include: The Statute and Guidelines; Exemption, Negative Declarations and EIR’s; Trustee agencies; Findings; Notices; Legal Challenges & Defensibility and Projects also subject to NEPA.

    AICP and MCLE are pending approval.

    Please go to www.califaep.org and click on the CEQA Fall Basics Workshops link on the home page.

    We look forward to seeing you at one of these very information workshops.


    AEP Board of Directors 

    Register for the 83rd Annual CCPCA Conference!

                           Register for the 2013 Fall Symposium!

    The Spring '13 Newsletter is 
    Click on the banner below to read the Spring Newsletter:

    In this edition: 
    APACA Northern Section Update
    CA AEP Update
    Urban Land Institute Update
    MUP Alumni Mixer
    UPC ULI Scholarships
    UPC Peer Adviser Connection Program
    CRED Symposium
    UPC Ph.D Panel
    SJSU Student Leadership Awards
    Exploring the RE Industry San Francisco
    URPB Student Experiences

    Introducing the New 2013-2014 UPC Executive Board!
    Congratulations to the Urban Planning Coalition 2013-2014 Board! We look forward to your upcoming success!
    President: Lola Torney
    Vice President: Adam Paranial
    Speaker Series Coordinator: Emma Reed
    APA Representative: Amanda Becker
    ULI Representative: Danielle Greene
    AEP Representative: Maria Javier
    Social Chair: Marco Arguelles
    Alumni Liaison: Alvin Jen
    Newsletter: Mark Young

    UPC Beach Day is May 4th!
    Tired of tanning in the lab? Come out and soak in the sunlight with the UPC. All URBP faculty, staff, and students (alumni and current) are welcome to join! Feel free to bring family and friends as well.

    Feel free to come anytime between 8am and 5pm. Some food will be provided around lunch time and feel free to bring your own as well. We also welcome potluck contributions if you would like to prepare something to share with others. We will provide the charcoal for grilling at the picnic area. 
    *PLEASE bring your own refillable water bottle*

    Dogs are allowed on leash. There is a day-use fee for parking so we strongly suggest carpooling.

    RSVP on Facebook
    Looking to Carpool? Sign up here

    Planetizen Graduate Urban Planning Program Rankings 2012
    SJSU ranks 8th in Top Programs Without PhD and 1st in Most Diverse Student Body!
    A special thanks to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo City & Regional Planning Program for sharing this.

    View the complete report here.

    For more ULI events please check out our ULI Events page. 
    For more events updates please check out our UPC Calendar page.