OC-APA Planning Library

Welcome to the OC-APA Planning Library. Here you will find PowerPoints, audio files, and other materials from past OCAPA lunch programs and workshops.

AICP Info Session + Social Mixer, June 2, 2016

Interested in AICP? How to Become a Certified Planner
AICP Exam Study Materials & Resources

Planning Lunch Programs:

July 27, 2017:  Into the Vortex: The Ever Expanding Reach of the CEQA Administrative Record
Presented by Ricia Hager of Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart; and Ginetta Giovinco of Richards, Watson & Gershon

June 21, 2017:  Retail Reality Check for Public Officials: What is happening to our shopping centers?
Presented in collaboration with Urban Land Institute Orange County/Inland Empire and Association of California Cities, Orange county

March 29, 2017:  The New Tribal Consultation Requirement: AB 52
Presented by Sarah Owsowitz, Best Best & Krieger LLP

November 16, 2016:  Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning – Policy Guidance, Support, and Case Studies
Presented by Carey Batha, California Coastal Commission

October 13, 2016:  Effective Skills for Winning Presentations
Presented by Don Lamm, Diamond Star Associates

September 15, 2016:  Bringing Clean Energy to Orange County
Presented by Nicole Capretz, Climate Action Campaign

July 27, 2016:  OC’s Water Manufacturing Process
Presented by John Kennedy and Stephen Sheldon, Orange County Water District (OCWD)

April 21, 2016:  When Everything Goes Wrong: Navigating through Ethical Dilemmas
Presented by Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, City of Burbank

March 23, 2016:  An Affordable Housing Primer: How to Build It and Opportunities for Collaboration
The State of Housing Affordability, Presented by Cesar Covarrubias, Kennedy Commission
What It Takes to Build Affordable Housing, Presented by Welton Smith, Jamboree Housing
Affordable Housing Policies – A City Perspective, Presented by Mark Asturias, City of Irvine

January 28, 2016:  Wetland & Waters Regulations: Strategies for Compliance
Presented by Richard Beck, PWS, CPESC, CEP, Michael Baker International
Overview of Applicable Laws & Legal Review, Presented by Mary Lynn K. Coffee, Esq., Nossaman LLP

November 12, 2015:  Green Building Lessons from the 2015 Solar Decathlon
Presented by Team Orange County (Alexander McDonald, UC Irvine; Reem Habib, UC Irvine; Kristina Lamb, Chapman University; Paige Svehlak, Saddleback College)

September 16, 2015:  An Economic Development Toolbox for a Post-Redevelopment World
How to Implement an Effective Economic Development Program, Presented by Donald Lamm, AICP, Diamond Star Associates
Economic and Financing Tools, Presented by David Bergman, AICP, Metropolitan Research and Economics

July 16, 2015:  Don’t Let the Headline Be About You: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest on the Job
Presented by Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, City of Burbank

May 21, 2015:  The Brave New World of Wireless Regulations for Planners
Presented by Jonathan L. Kramer, Esq. and  Robert C. May III, Esq., Telecom Law Firm

April 16, 2015:  Architecture 101
Robinson Hill Architecture, Presented by John Steven Hill, AIA
Bryant Palmer Soto, Presented by Keith Palmer, AIA

February 12, 2015:  ABCs of Form-Based Codes
Presented by Tony Perez, Opticos Design; Kaizer Rangwala, Rangwala Associates; Joel Russell, Esq., Form-Based Codes Institute; and Karen Haluza, City of Fullerton.

August 21, 2014:  Planning for a Healthy OC (Part 2)
Health Impact Assessment Checklists, Presented by Bill Jacobs, AICP, City of Irvine
Using CX3 Tools to Assess the Food Environment, Presented by Elsa Amezcua, Orange County Health Care Agency
OC Loop & Street Audit Tools, Presented by Paul Martin, Orange County Transportation Authority

July 17, 2014:  Planning for a Healthy OC (Part 1)
Presented by Michelle Lieberman, RBF Consulting; Amy Buch, OC Health Care Agency; Cliff Jones, City of San Clemente; and Denise Obrero, City of San Clemente

April 23, 2014:  California’s Drought – What it means, Why it matters, and What we can do about it
Presented by David L. Feldman, Ph.D., UC Irvine

March 20, 2014:  Parking Reform Made Easy
Presented by Richard W. Willson, Ph.D., FAICP, Cal Poly Pomona

June 20, 2013:  When Business Friendly Happens to Planners
Presented by Carol D. Barrett, FAICP