UPC Events

Be sure to scroll down for a full listing of upcoming and past events.  

2013 Fall Symposium

posted Sep 11, 2013, 10:08 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU   [ updated Sep 11, 2013, 10:35 PM ]

Register online or at the event.

The Spring '13 Newsletter is Here!

posted May 6, 2013, 9:35 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU

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

UPC Resume Blast & Interview Skills Panel Event!

posted Feb 28, 2013, 1:40 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU

Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 7 PM
San Jose State University, Clark Hall, Room 303

The Urban Planning Coalition in a partnership with the Northern Section of APA is hosting a job/internship interview panel and resume blast workshop on Thursday March 14, 2013 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Clark Hall 303 at San José State University. A professional panel will be followed by one-on-one resume reviews by the on-hand professionals. Panelists will discuss:

• How to make yourself more competitive on the job market
• What employers from private and public sectors of planning and development look for
• Resume critiques that will get you the call-back
• Useful and successful interview tips.

The panelists will run the gamut of planning and development sectors, and will give insight on how to frame your resume and interview for each role. Please bring three copies of your most updated resume. 
RSVPs are strongly suggested at admin@theupc.org.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The Fall '12 UPC Newsletter is Here!

posted Jan 7, 2013, 5:35 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU   [ updated Feb 24, 2013, 11:08 PM ]

Check out the newly released UPC Newsletter that recaps our activities from this past semester including The UPC Symposium, (PARK)ing Day, and much more!

UPC's Ph.D Panel

posted Nov 28, 2012, 1:48 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU   [ updated Nov 28, 2012, 1:57 PM ]

Thank you everyone who was able to attend. We had an amazing turnout with 18 students from across the College of Social Sciences. Our professors were able to share a lot of great information on the Ph.D process and if the decision is right for the student.

Weren't able to make it? Review the notes to the panel in the PDF below!

UPC Summer 2012 Newsletter

posted Jul 1, 2012, 2:39 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU

Check out the UPC 2012 Summer Newsletter as we recap the successes of our Spring semester and celebrate the achievements of our faculty and students!

APA - Bay Area Planners of Color, Night of Networking

posted Jun 9, 2012, 11:41 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU

APA California Chapter Northern

Bay Area Planners of Color - Night of Networking

Where: Luka's Taproom & Lounge
2221 Broadway (and Grand Ave)
Oakland, CA
Close to 19th Street BART

When: Monday, June 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 UPC Board

posted May 16, 2012, 11:25 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU

Congratulations to the new UPC Board for the 2012-2013 academic year term! We know great things will come from this new group and we are looking forward to all the new ideas, work, and energy brought by these passionate individuals in serving the UPC and SJSU Urban & Regional Planning community.

  • President - Jason Su
  • Vice President - Meghan Hade
  • Speaker Series Coordinator - Tong John Tu
  • Alumni Liaison - Caitlin Campbell
  • Social Chair - Julie Huang
  • APA Representative - Veronica Flores
  • ULI Representative - Rebecca Walters
  • Webmaster - Jessica Setiawan
  • Newsletter Editor - Sean Mullin
  • Treasurer - James Dylan Parker

Applications for the 2012-2013 UPC Board now available!

posted May 1, 2012, 10:24 PM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU

Dear Fellow MUP students,

It's truly been a great year serving as your UPC President and working with the amazing UPC leadership team!  

I want to announce that we are currently seeking to fill several UPC positions for the next academic year and invite all of you to consider applying for one of the available board positions.  Many of these positions do not require a large time commitment.  Terms begin July 1st and many of current officers will be around to help transition new officers into their roles.  Attached to this email you'll find the board member application that includes a current list of all positions.  The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, May 2nd, by 5PM.  
The Urban Planning Coalition is a great way to connect with fellow students, alumni, and professionals in the field.  This past year we've really boosted the profile of the UPC and established a number of new relationships with organizations like Oakland Pride and SPUR San Jose.  We've also organized and collaborated on a number of activities and events including:
  • SJSU Urban and Regional Planning Department New Student Orientation Panel and Social Hour: (August 19, 2011) 
  • SJSU (PARK)ing Day Event: (Sept 16) 
  • Fundraiser at Oakland Pride: (Sept 4) 
  • UPC Speaker Series: Plan Bay Area (SB375) Forum: (Oct 3rd) 
  • Oakland Cemetary Tour: (Oct 22) 
  • Symposium: "The Current State of Planning: Navigating New Roles and Careers in Planning" (Nov 5) 
  • Social: East Bay Planners Meet up at Jupiter Bar in Berkeley (Jan 15) 
  • Social Event: Nightlife at the CA Academy of Sciences (Feb 9)  
  • UPC Speaker Series: A Holistic Approach to TOD’s (Feb 28) 
  • Oakland Art Murmur Tour- (March 4).  

We do hope you'll consider serving on the board this upcoming year.  If you have questions about what it's like serving in one of these roles, please don't hesitate to contact me or any of the current officers or at admin@theupc.org.

Best Regards,

Johnasies McGraw

San Jose’s Stormwater Permit Overview & Smart Growth Special Projects

posted Apr 3, 2012, 12:23 AM by Urban Planning Coalition SJSU   [ updated Apr 3, 2012, 12:27 AM ]

Join the UPC in the next installment of this semester' Speaker Series: 
San Jose’s Stormwater Permit Overview & Smart Growth Special Projects.

Tuesday, April 10th at 6:15pm to 07:15pm

Juan F. Borrelli works as an Environmental Services Specialist at the Watershed Protection- City of San Jose Environmental Services.

Event Overview
At this event he will discuss Provision C.3 of the City’s Stormwater Permit, which addresses all new development and redevelopment projects that trigger impervious surface thresholds. These projects are required to include site design, source control, and treatment measures to address pollutants in stormwater runoff and to prevent increases in runoff flow by using Low Impact Development (LID) techniques such as rainwater harvesting and reuse, infiltration, evapotranspiration, and biotreatment.  The public will also, learn about Smart Growth “Special Projects” (e.g., urban infill, high-density, and transit-oriented development) that can receive LID treatment reduction credits to use specific types of non-LID treatment to address their stormwater runoff.

Clark Hall - Fishbowl

Open to the public at no cost. $5 donation is suggested. Refreshments will be provided.
CM | 1.0 pending

Please contact Urban Planning Coalition members for more information:

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