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California Climate Action Planning Conference – CCAPC 2013

CCAPC 2013

Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, 2013

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Join your fellow climate professionals in beautiful San Luis Obispo for the first conference to focus solely on the practice of local and regional climate action planning in California. Hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), the two-day conference will feature in-depth presentations and discussions on both technical and political facets of climate action planning. The conference will be held on the Cal Poly campus and will feature experts and practitioners from around the state.

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Conference Program

Click here to download conference program.

Click here to download speaker biographies.


Keynote Speaker: Henry Hilken

Henry Hilken

Henry Hilken is the Director of Planning and Research at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The Air District is responsible for assuring clean air in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Hilken oversees preparation of regional air quality plans, transportation and land use programs, climate protection activities, amendments to Air District regulations, air quality modeling analyses, preparation of emission inventories, and the Community Air Risk Evaluation program. Mr. Hilken has a Masters of City Planning from UC Berkeley and has worked at the Air District since 1988.


The conference is SOLD OUT and registration is now CLOSED. Due to space limitations on campus, total conference registration is limited to 200 participants. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are a speaker at the conference, you do NOT need to register.

If you are a Cal Poly SLO student, faculty member, or staff member you must register at the following site only:

Travel  & Hotel Information

The conference takes place on the campus of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Thursday (1/31) morning sessions take place in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Pavilion Room. After that all sessions, meals, and events will take place in the KTGY Gallery (Bldg 21, Rm 105A&B) and the Berg Gallery (Bldg 5, Rm 105). Click here for campus maps.

If arriving by car, enter on Grand Ave. and park in the parking garage in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The cost is $5 per day and can be paid at self-serve kiosks that take $1 and $5 bills and credit cards (kiosks located in front of the PAC and on Level 2 of the Parking Garage by the elevators). If arriving by bus, disembark at the PAC stop. If arriving by bicycle, there is plentiful bike parking around the PAC. For more transportation information, download the travel information handout.

We recommend several hotels.

San Luis Obispo airport (SBP) is served by United Airlines and US Airways.
San Luis Obispo is served by Amtrak with routes to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Campus Community

Attendees should be aware that the conference takes place on campus while the university is in session. Students will be everywhere! In addition, Cal Poly does not have conference facilities so we are using several large classrooms, galleries, and event spaces for the sessions. These are on different parts of campus so some walking and navigating will be required. We will supply you with a good map and post students to help you get around. You should bring an umbrella or rain gear to travel between venues. We encourage you to get in the college spirit and reminisce about the good ol’ days. Friday is “college spirit” day and we encourage you to wear your alma mater’s attire. Go team!

Conference Sponsors

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Ascent Environmental


California Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA)

sip logoAPCD ESA

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mike Boswell (

Conference Leadership

Conference Organizers
Michael R. Boswell, Ph.D., AICP, Professor of City & Regional Planning
Adrienne I. Greve, Ph.D., Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning

Jean Long, MCRP '13 Student Coordinator

Stevie Schmidt, MCRP '14 Student Assistant

Alice Zanmiller, MCRP '15 Student Assistant

Steering Committee
Matt Burris, Raimi & Associates
Jeff Henderson, PMC
Michael McCormick, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
Ian Peterson, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Jillian Rich, PG&E
Honey Walters, Ascent Environmental

For more information, contact Mike Boswell at

Cal Poly homepage:
Cal Poly maps, directions, and parking:
San Luis Obispo visitor’s information:






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