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CNU-San Antonio New Urbanism Film Festival

Join local urbanists for the first San Antonio screening of the New Urbanism Film Festival! Grab a beer, mingle with fellow urbanists, and enjoy a collection of films on the topic of the built environment. City-lovers of all backgrounds are invited! Anyone who works to redesign a street, strengthen ties neighborhood ties, develop new housing, or preserve a historic landmark is putting New Urbanism into action regardless of affiliation or background.

When:Wednesday, November 16. Doors open at 6:30 pm and showtime is at 7
Where: Alamo Beer Company, 415 Burnet St, San Antonio, TX 78202

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TICKETS

Seating is limited – don’t wait to reserve your spot! Be sure to take advantage of the early bird pricing at $8 through Wednesday, November 9. Tickets go up to $10 starting November 10. Tickets available through Eventbrite (nuffsa.eventbrite.com).

Presented by CNU-San Antonio: Building Places People Love. The full New Urbanism Film Festival is an annual event in Los Angeles, California. Learn more at newurbanismfilmfestival.com.

FILMS
Sprawlanta – The New Urban development of Glenwood Park provides an option to and path forward from Atlanta’s sprawl.

Cerebral City – A young woman explores the laneways and streets of Melbourne and discovers life and herself in the city.

The Idea District – San Diego’s last major infill opportunity.

The Northparker – A look at a single building and how it helps to give shape to the public realm.

Some Things You Might See While in Amsterdam – Bikes involved!

I’d Rather Stay – Seniors in cities and suburbs discuss how the built environment impacts their lives.

Utah Transit – Salt Lake City shows how transit isn’t just for blue-state cities.

Work With the Landscape – Excerpt from the Pandemonium Series with Rob Cowan.

Brooklyn Farmer – Leaving a corporate job to farm on top of city roofs has its risks and rewards.

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Volunteers Needed for State Conference this Week!

More than 700 Planners will be descending on San Antonio later this week for the annual State Planning Conference!  We still need a few volunteers to assist with the Mobile Workshops and other logistics.  Please email Michael Taylor at MichaelT@HabitatSA.org as soon as possible if you are able to assist.

If you are not planning to attend the conference, coordinating one of these sessions is a great way to stay involved and even earn CM credits. Volunteers who are not registered to attend the conference will be given a no-cost Speaker Only registration that covers just the event you are volunteering for.

Install PowerPoint Presentations – Fri, Nov 4, 7am – 8am
1 early-bird is needed to install PowerPoint presentations on the computers in the 10 breakout rooms

Hemisfair Redevelopment/ Yanaguana Garden Mobile Workshop – Thurs, Nov 3, 10am – 12pm (Walking Tour)
2 volunteers are needed to ensure workshop leader has everything needed, welcome and organize attendees, monitor time and route, provide additional local perspective, etc

SA Greenways Mobile Workshop – Thurs, Nov 3, 1:30pm – 5pm (Bus Tour)
1 volunteer is needed to ensure workshop leader has everything needed, coordinate bus, load snacks and drinks, welcome and organize attendees, monitor time and route, provide additional local perspective, etc

Sustainable Water Planning Mobile Workshop – Fri, Nov 4, 8am – 12pm (Bus Tour)
2 volunteers are needed to ensure workshop leader has everything needed, coordinate bus, load snacks and drinks, welcome and organize attendees, monitor time and route, provide additional local perspective, etc

UN World Heritage Sites Mobile Workshop – Fri, Nov 4, 1:30pm – 5pm (Bus Tour)
2 volunteers are needed to ensure workshop leader has everything needed, coordinate bus, load snacks and drinks, welcome and organize attendees, monitor time and route, provide additional local perspective, etc

Please email Michael Taylor at MichaelT@HabitatSA.org if you are interested in volunteering.

CANCELLED: October Section Meeting

Due to the upcoming annual Texas APA Conference the regular monthly Southwest section meeting is cancelled.

“Before the Flood” Advance Private Screening & Climate Change Discussion

The Southwest Texas APA section is proud to be a co-sponsor of a private screening of Before the Flood, Leonardo DiCaprio’s yet-t0-be released documentary on climate change. Immediately following the screening we will host a discussion on the issue with climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and City of San Antonio Director of Sustainability Doug Melnick, facilitated by San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, who serves as Chair of the Air Improvement Resources Executive Committee for the Alamo Area Council of Governments. The screening will be hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund, the Air and Health Collaborative and other partners.

As a co-sponsor we are allocated 8 tickets to the event. Please let us know by NOON Thursday, October 20 via email to southwest.tx.apa@gmail.com if you are interested. Winners will be selected at random.

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7:00 PM  Friday, October 21st

Alamo Drafthouse Park North
618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

CM Credits Approved for San Antonio Housing Summit

Several of the San Antonio Housing Summit sessions have been approved for CM Credit!

#9111094  Municipal Bonds and Other New Funding Sources for Affordable Housing in San Antonio
CM | 1.25

#9111095  Housing First Overview
CM | 1.25

#9111096  Breakthrough in High Performance Affordable Housing
CM | 1.25

#9111097  Neighborhoods of Opportunity
CM | 1.25

#9111098  Exploring New Sources for Affordable Housing in San Antonio
CM | 1.25

#9111099  Corporation for Supportive Housing Analysis
CM | 1.25

San Antonio Housing Summit

The 2016 San Antonio Housing Summit is on September 30 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center! Registration is FREE and closes on September 15

Healthy growing cities have dynamic and diverse neighborhoods offering a mix of housing opportunities for all. The 2016 Housing Summit will help us achieve and maintain this goal by:

  • Updating and informing the housing community about the current housing ecosystem;
  • Engaging participants from different disciplines in positive conversations with varied viewpoints;
  • Providing targeted information and seeking feedback on barriers to housing production, especially the production of affordable housing;
  • Advising policy makers and housing providers about necessary local changes; and
  • Promoting opportunities for specific action.

http://www.sanantonio.gov/HousingSummit.aspx

CM Credits are being pursued for several sessions (details forthcoming).

The summit takes the place of our regularly scheduled section lunch meeting.

August Section Meeting Cancelled & Historic Homeowner Fair

The August SWTX-APA Section Meeting has been cancelled.  Please use this time instead to register for the APA Texas Chapter Conference before early registration ends on September 1!  Check out the rates at the Conference Hotel.  Perfect for a staycation in Downtown San Antonio on the beautiful Riverwalk!

Historic Homeowner Fair

The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation will host the 8th Annual Historic Homeowner Fair this Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Pearl Stable in San Antonio. The Historic Homeowner Fair (HHF) brings together owners of aging and historic homes with local professionals, services, products, and solutions. In addition to an Exhibitor Hall, the HHF also offers educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day which cover a wide array of topics.

AICP members are eligible to self-report CM credits for qualifying sessions. Please contact John Osten for more information.

Lunch Orders – July Section Meeting

 

If you plan to join us Friday and would like to order a box lunch  from W D Deli please make your orders online at http://goo.gl/forms/ROLCgqRfW1B6YfYB2 with payment either via PayPal or exact change in person on Friday. We will stop taking orders at 11:00 tomorrow.

We hope you can join us this Friday, July 29 from 11:30 to 1:00pm for the July APA Section meeting/lunch. This month’s meeting will include a presentation on VIA’s Vision 2040 Plan.

VIA will host this presentation in their board room at 1021 San Pedro Avenue. Parking is limited so attendees are encouraged to carpool or use transit.

CM Credit will be available.

July Section Meeting

Please join us this Friday, July 29 from 11:30 to 1:00pm for the July APA Section meeting/lunch. This month’s meeting will include a presentation on VIA’s Vision 2040 Plan.

VIA will host this presentation in their board room at 1021 San Pedro Avenue. Parking is limited so attendees are encouraged to carpool or use transit.

Lunch orders can be made online at http://goo.gl/forms/ROLCgqRfW1B6YfYB2 with payment either via PayPal or exact change in person on Friday.

CM Credit will be available.

AICP Exam Prep

Are you thinking about taking the AICP exam this fall? If you are and would like help preparing contact John Osten, AICP for information on forming a local study group.

Remember that the application for the exam is June 30, 2016.  Good luck!

John.Osten@sanantonio.gov