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
Co-Speaker Series Coordinators: Javier Chavez and Beth Martin
Social Chair: Justin Giarritta
Webmaster: Radha Muralidhara

We look forward to seeing everyone at the last UPC Meeting, the final one of the 2013-2014, this Sunday, May 11th at San Pedro Market from 2-4pm.

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

2014-2015 UPC Board applications still open. Anyone is welcome to apply!

If you have any questions, feel free to start a conversation on the UPC Facebook page or shoot anyone of the current board members an email.

We'd love to hear from you about joining our team in transforming cities and communities!

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

2014-2015 Executive Board applications now open!

We're now accepting applications for next year's UPC Executive Board. All interested graduate students should send an application to admin@theupc.org. The deadline is Friday, April 11. Below is a full list of positions with a more in-description in the application document. We welcome everyone to apply!


Vice president



American Planning Association (APA) Representative

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Representative

Speaker Series Coordinator (2 positions)

Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Representative

Alumni Liaison


Social Chair

Newsletter Editor

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.