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City and County of San Francisco, California – Two Positions

February 25, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

City and County of San Francisco, California

Two Positions (Planner II and Planner III)

Planner II

Salary: $35.16 – $42.73/hour; $6,095.00 – $7,406.00/month; $73,138.00 – $88,868.00/year

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The San Francisco Planning Department has openings for multiple 5278 Planner II positions to join our Citywide Planning Division.  We are looking for candidates with a background in urban planning or a related field for a wide variety of the Division’s planning projects and related work. In addition to candidates with strong general urban planning and policy background, we are seeking candidates with specific interest and ability in one or more of the following topic areas: transportation planning, urban design, land use planning, real estate finance, capital planning, data analysis, and sustainability and environmental policy. Candidates with particular interest, skills, or experience in one or more of these topic areas should specify as such in their application.

Under general direction, the Planner II performs journey level planning work. The Planner II is responsible for conducting investigations and performing analyses to prepare reports and recommendations pertaining to complex planning issues and problems. The Planner II may provide project management or independent work on minor planning projects. The Planner II may perform supervised work individually or as part of a project team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years (4,000 hours) verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in city, regional, urban or transportation planning, urban design, historic preservation, architectural or environmental review or other related field; OR
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in City, Regional, or Urban Planning, or a closely related field such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Urban Studies, Public Administration, Physical Sciences, Historic Preservation, or Environmental Studies AND one (1) year (2,000 hours) verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in city, regional, urban or transportation planning, urban design, historic preservation, architectural or environmental review or other related field; OR
  • Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in City, Regional, or Urban Planning, or a closely related field such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Urban Studies, or Environmental Studies.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=5278&R3=064583 to begin the application process by registering an account.

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Planner III

Salary: $41.71 – $50.70/hour; $7,230.00 – $8,788.00/month; $86,762.00 -$105,456.00/year

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The San Francisco Planning Department has openings for multiple 5291 Planner III positions to join our Citywide Planning Division. We are looking for candidates with a background in urban planning or a related field for a wide variety of the Division’s planning projects and related work. In addition to candidates with strong general urban planning and policy background and experience managing complex projects, we are seeking candidates with specific interest and ability in one or more of the following topic areas: transportation planning, urban design, land use planning, real estate finance, capital planning, data analysis, and sustainability and environmental policy. Candidates with particular interest, skills, or experience in one or more of these topic areas should specify as such in their application.

Under general direction, the Planner III performs journey level planning work. The Planner III is responsible for conducting investigations and performing analyses to prepare reports and recommendations pertaining to complex planning issues and problems. The Planner III will provide project management or independent work on major planning projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years (8,000 hours) of verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in an urban, city, regional and/or other related planning environment (such as transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture or urban design); OR
  • Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in City, Regional or Urban Planning, or a closely related field such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Urban Studies or Environmental Studies AND two (2) years (4,000 hours) of verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in an urban, city, regional and/or other related planning environment (such as transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture or urban design).

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=5291&R3=064876 to begin the application process by registering an account.

Winter 2015: Policing, Violence and Planning

Winter 2015: Policing, Violence and Planning

Winter 2015: Policing, Violence and Planning

The Seventh Generation

Articles

  • The Urbanization of Fear: Notes from Kenya’s War on Terror
    by Zoltán Glück
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    by ADPSR
  • Rising Tides, Rising Costs: How will flood insurance impact New York’s working and middle class waterfront communities?
    by Samuel Stein and Caroline Nagy
  • Surging Inequality and the Foreclosure Crisis
    by Gregory D. Squires
  • Fear and violence in the city: The case of Ciudad Juárez
    by Jorge Alberto Avitia
  • Asset Management Companies and the Financialization of Urban Development: Lessons from Ireland and Spain
    by Michael Byrne
  • Bioenergy Villages and Renewable Energy in Germany
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    by Emily Achtenberg

Book Review

  • Wake Up Locavores! Justice for Food Workers Matters
    by Tom Angotti

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Community Development Society 2015 Conference

February 7, 2015 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

CDS 2015 Conference
July 19-22, 2015
Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Conference Theme: Creativity and Culture: Community Development Approaches for Strengthening Health, Environment, Economic Vibrancy, Social Justice and Democracy

Call for Abstracts – Deadline Extended
Deadline for submissions:  February 15, 2015

Please view the detailed Call for Abstracts that includes a detailed description of conference themes here: http://comm-dev.org/images/pdf/CDS_2015_Call_for_Abstracts_FINAL.pdf

To submit go to this link: http://comm-dev.org/about-us/2015-conference/call-for-abstracts

This venue provides opportunities for spirited and lively exchanges about community development practice, learning, and scholarship. We invite your presentations, workshops and discussions of successful and innovative approaches to solving development issues in communities, large and small, in the US or internationally to share with your colleagues, new and emerging scholars, students and others in Lexington.

Job Ad – Planning Assoc., Alta PLanning & Design in LA

December 19, 2014 by nrantisi in Announcements

* Position Title:  Planning Associate
* Employer’s Name: Alta Planning + Design
* Job Location (City, State):  Los Angeles, CA
* Job description:

An understanding and knowledge of Alta, its culture and services, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries and deliver solutions which meet client expectations in a cost-effective manner is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.

The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:

  • Nurture and grow client and industry partner relationships and secure work in support of Alta’s growth goals.
  • Enhance Alta’s reputation as a trusted advisor and expert by educating clients and other relevant parties, and supporting solutions which will meet their business objectives.
  • Appropriately manage large, complex projects in a budget-conscious and time-sensitive manner.
  • Manage potentially large groups of staff

This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to:

  • Passion for active living and non-motorized transportation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field of study.
  • Eight (8) or more of experience in a consulting environment or public entity; three (3) or more years as a Project Manager; three (3) or more years managing staff.
  • Experience in the field of active, non-motorized transportation. D
  • Demonstrated understanding of the planning process and a general understanding of project management principles, methods and techniques.
  • Ability to guide staff members and manage internal team expectations.
  • Exhibits strong initiative and ability to capitalize on opportunities to enhance Alta’s position in the marketplace.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, and multiple simultaneous projects involving cross-functional project teams within budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Excellent professional ethics, leadership skills, accountability, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and analytic skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, ESRI Arc GIS, or similar products.
  • Proficiency in an enterprise-wide resource planning and project management tool.

* Weblink for further information and to apply is            https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=896060

Job Ad for Asst. Prof. in Health & Community Development, UMASS-Boston

December 15, 2014 by nrantisi in Announcements

Assistant Professor, College of Public and Community Service

University of Massachusetts Boston

 

The College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join an innovative undergraduate program in Health and Community Development, beginning September 1, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service in the areas of community economic and social development. Additional responsibilities include service learning outreach, creating community partnerships to facilitate interactive programming, and research. Experience in interdisciplinary teaching and research in a diverse, multicultural environment and online teaching are desirable.

 

The successful candidate should have a PhD (finished no later than August 2015) in such areas as Applied Economics, Health Economics, Urban Geography, Urban Planning, or Sociology, and the potential to develop a strong publication record and a program of funded research.

 

To apply, submit a cover letter that outlines your research interests, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online:

http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=54952.

 

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ccq9ry7

Job Ad – Asst. or Assoc. Prof in Planning at UMass-Boston

December 10, 2014 by nrantisi in Announcements

Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Planning

University of Massachusetts Boston

The School for the Environment (SFE) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an outstanding academic at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Systems and Environmental Planning who will also serve as Director of the School’s new graduate program in Urban Planning and Community Development. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Urban Planning or a closely related field and a record of distinguished teaching, research, and public service or practice, as well as experience in academic program administration and interdepartmental collaboration. Highly desirable are teaching and research interests in working with urban communities. Also desirable are experience and knowledge in infrastructure, sustainable community development, and urban resilience planning, especially in coastal areas. Demonstrated success engaging with leaders of government, business and civic organizations and a capacity for bridging the fields of engineering, design, applied social sciences, public policy, and the environmental/ecological sciences are sought. The successful candidate will also be familiar with local governance, social justice and public participation.

The selected candidate will serve as Director of the Master’s in Urban Planning and Community Development, reporting to the Dean of the School for the Environment. The Director will have the opportunity to guide a new program, refine its vision, and be responsible for coordinating all activities including program administration, student recruitment and retention, faculty development and growth, curriculum design and development, and development of partnerships to advance programmatic goals in support of the University strategic plan as a means of advancing the School’s research, teaching, and service programs.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online at: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=55182.

Application review will begin in mid-December and continue until the position is filled. 

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/z9zj638

Fall 2014: Gaza: War and Displacement in the City

Fall 2014: Gaza: War and Displacement in the City

Fall 2014: Gaza: War and Displacement in the City

The Seventh Generation

  • Climate Change: Where are the Planners, Architects and
    Designers?
    by Tom Angotti

Gaza: War and Displacement in the City

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PN Roundtable Session at ACSP Conference in Philly- Don’t Miss It!

October 8, 2014 by Administrator in Announcements
PLANNERS NETWORK (1975 – ?): ADVOCACY PLANNING AND BEYOND

Saturday, November 1, 9:45am – 10:45am  (4377/552)

Co-Organizers: 

Moderator: 

Panel Participants:

Summer 2014: Progressive Planning at the Border

Summer 2014: Progressive Planning at the Border

Summer 2014: Progressive Planning at the Border

The Seventh Generation

Progressive Planning at the Border

  • PN 2014 in Ciudad Juárez, México: Thank you for Joining Us at the Border
    by María Teresa Vázquez Castillo
  • Progressive Planning at the Border
    by Peter Marcuse
  • The Right to the City: Strategic Approach for the Post-2015 and the Habitat III Global Agendas
    by Lorena Zárate
  • Right to the City In New York City: Race, Militarization of Public Spaces and Community Control
    by Tom Angotti
  • La Figura del Peatón en la Planificación de la Movilidad en Ciudad Juárez
    by Frida Landa Rivera
  • Planeación Participativa: Mejoramiento Barrial y Cambio Social
    by Leticia Peña Barrera
  • Defending U.S. worker rights: Can we learn from Latin America’s “Third Left”?
    by Marie Kennedy, Chris Tilly
  • Fuerza Valpo! Solidarity, Resistance, and Recovery In the Wake of Valparaíso Fires
    by Emily Achtenberg
  • Crowdfunding Community Projects: A Transformative Community Development Tool and a Liability for Social Justice and Government Responsibility
    by Liz Treutel
  • On Ethics and Economics
    by Kanishka Goonewardena

Book Review

  • Burlington Development Director Recounts History
    by Pierre Clavel

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Spring 2014: Planning Across Borders

Spring 2014: Planning Across Borders

Spring 2014: Planning Across Borders

The Seventh Generation

  • Transbordering Planning
    by Clara Irazábal

Planning Across Borders

  • Santa Fe: Mexico City’s Challenged Megaproject
    by María Moreno-Carranco
  • Conservation and Inequalities in Tanzanian Maasailand
    by Mohammad Sarfaraz Gani Adnan, Barsha Chitrakar, Kartini Kasmuri and Genevieve Wasser
  • Cusco: City of Memory
    by Miriam Chion
  • The Buffer Zone in Nicosia: Border or Bridge Space?
    by Alyssa Juday, Maria Pia Giraudo, Chiara Pirro, Giulio Mandrillo, and Francesca Femenias
  • PNC 2014: Planning at the Borders
  • Protest of Gentrification and Eviction Technologies in San Francisco
    by Manissa McCleave Maharawal
  • Mayor Bloomberg’s Park Legacy: Destination Parks
    by Boris Suchkov
  • Street Harassment: Old Issue, Ongoing Struggle, New Movement
    by Nina M. Flores
  • Spaces of Resistance and Creativity: The 15M Barcelona Encampment
    by Silvano De la Llata
  • Community Design and Post-Disaster Recovery after Japan’s Tsunami
    by Tamiyo Kondo
  • Enforcing Social Justice through the Code of Ethics: How Planners Network Can Make it Happen
    by Jeffrey S. Lowe

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