The Northern California Chapter or the American Planning Association on May 21, 2004 in Emeryville, California, presented Joan Rivas Crosby, Chair of the Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace NAC, and the City of San Jose Project Team with the following award;
Outstanding Planning: Planning IMPLEMENTATION–Large Jurisdiction
Catalyst – Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace Neighborhood Improvement Plan
The Neighborhood Improvement Plan addressed an area that is roughly one mile in extent, economically and ethnically diverse. The community process embraced a wide range of interests and had broad participation (with presentations and debate occurring in English, Spanish and Portuguese). Pockets of residential blight, aging strip commercial and industrial properties and a short- age of recreational space, posed challenges similar to those faced by many inner city neighborhoods.
You may download a PDF of the Nor-Cal APA Newsletter for Jul-Aug 2004.
Crossrail is a 118-kilometre (73-mile) railway line under construction in London and its environs. It should begin full operation in 2018 with a new east-west route across Greater London. Work began in 2012 on the central part of the line—a tunnel through central London—and connections to existing lines that will become part of Crossrail after several decades of proposals. It is Europe’s largest railway and infrastructure construction projects. This project is of interest to us as there are many parallels … Continue reading →
Seminar Speakers: Gerardo Sandoval, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon Seminar Cost: Free Event Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 – 10:00am to 11:00am Information and Registration Transit-oriented development (TOD) projects in low-income neighborhoods have the potential to provide needed transportation access to a segment of the population that stands to benefit significantly from these large-scale transit infrastructure projects. But these positive outcomes depend on both the process and context of these particular neighborhoods, and how transportation planners incorporate the various forms … Continue reading →