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  • irvin dawid
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    Message 1 of 1 , May 16, 2002
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      Pardon the appearance, this intern posting has been forwarded several times:

      > >You will need to indicate your interest by Tuesday, May 21, 2002 of next
      week
      > >via email.
      > >
      > >>
      > >>INFORMATION FOR INTERESTED GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH EXPERTISE IN REAL
      ESTATE
      > >>AND LAND USE FOLLOWS:
      > >>
      > >>This note is to ask whether you are interested and available to be an
      intern
      > >>for the Infill Project. Please review the information provided:
      > >>1. Description of Performance-Based Nature of the Project and
      Compensation
      > >>2. Description of the Bay Area Alliance Infill Project
      > >>3. Estimate of Time Commitments
      > >>
      > >>Please email whether you are interested and would be available to do
      this
      > >>project over the summer by Tuesday, May 21, 2002. Thanks again for
      your
      > >>consideration. I will be in touch toward the end of next week to
      discuss
      > >>next steps.
      > >>
      > >>Below is the description of the Bay Area Alliance Infill Project.
      Please
      > >>review it and know that the contract between us (if you were to take on
      this
      > >>project) will be project performance-based, meaning that the outcomes
      are
      > >>what is necessary for success not the numbers of hours exerted. In
      terms of
      > >>the project stipend, we are committing $4,000 per team member with a
      $1,000
      > >>performance bonus for completion of "ground truthing" on a minimum of 9
      > >>Planning Areas. The Bay Area Alliance leadership team think it could
      take
      > >>as much as 40 hours per week to complete the 10 week project. The
      stipend
      > >>of $4,000 is based on a $10/hour multiplied by 40 hours figure. The
      > >>bi-weekly estimate of time needed to complete the project (see below),
      > >>however, estimates an average of 25 hours per week may be sufficient.
      With
      > >>the exception of meetings with the Bay Area Alliance Infill Project
      Task
      > >>Force and reporting back on your findings, the schedule to complete
      this
      > >>work is flexible in the 10 week period.
      > >>
      > >>Please review the description, respecting your existing commitments and
      > >>consider whether you are prepared to complete the project outcomes as
      > >>described.
      > >>
      > >>Bay Area Alliance Infill Project
      > >>
      > >>OBJECTIVE: The Infill Project will conduct and initial
      reconnaissance
      > >>assessment of select "planning areas" in the Bay Area under
      consideration
      > >>for redevelopment. The project will determine the range of realistic
      infill
      > >>potential in a geographically-diverse cross-section of prototypical
      Planning
      > >>Areas defined in the Smart Growth Strategy-Regional Livability
      Footprint
      > >>Project.
      > >>
      > >>PROJECT APPROACH: The following outlines the proposed approach to be
      > >>refined with University of California faculty expertise and graduate
      interns
      > >>from the urban and regional development and real estate fields with the
      Bay
      > >>Area Alliance Infill Task Force:
      > >>
      > >>* The Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force will be composed of the Bay
      > >>Area Alliance Steering Committee members and other interested members
      of
      the
      > >>Bay Area Alliance (such as Urban Ecology, Homebuilders Association of
      > >>Northern California, Latino Issues Forum, Non-profit Housing, and
      League
      of
      > >>Women Voters). The role of the Task Force will be to oversee the
      detail
      > >>design and implementation of the Infill Project, meeting with both
      graduate
      > >>students and local public officials.
      > >>* Secure commitment from San Jose State University faculty and U.C.
      > >>Berkeley faculty and programs to assist in the Infill Project and
      engage
      2-4
      > >>graduate students for 10 weeks (at a cost not to exceed $20,000 with
      the
      > >>possibility of some additional stipend funds).
      > >>* Select 6-10 (approximately 3 per graduate student) prototypical
      > >>Planning Areas that are geographically dispersed throughout the
      regional
      and
      > >>which are frequently identified during the public workshops for
      significant
      > >>change (both in Place Type and percentage of redevelopment).
      > >>* Secure interest and cooperation of local jurisdictions of the
      > >>prototypical Planning Areas to participate in three steps:
      > >>1. Initial orientation meeting with the Task Force and graduate
      > >>students;
      > >>2. Participation in a "ground truthing" field trip to walk or drive the
      > >>Planning Area and evaluate the physical potential and desirability for
      > >>redevelopment;
      > >>3. Meet with the graduate student(s) and Steering Committee
      > >>representatives (and or appropriate Task Force members) to review
      results of
      > >>"ground truthing" field trip and to reach consensus on conclusions
      about
      the
      > >>infill potential in the Planning Area and the implications of the
      proposed
      > >>Alternative Land Use Scenarios.
      > >>* Implement the above three steps and conduct "ground truthing"
      > >>process.
      > >>* Summarize results in a report to be delivered to the Bay Area
      > >>Alliance Steering Committee in September and shared with the full Bay
      Area
      > >>Alliance membership in the fall of 2002.
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>Estimated Time Needed to Complete the Project
      > >>
      > >>At this point I can only give you an approximate answer. Below is a
      Schedule
      > >>for the Infill Project that suggests an average of 25 hours per week.
      > >>Ultimately you will need to complete the following tasks and if you are
      able
      > >>to do so in less time than is estimated, all the better. Most of the
      site
      > >>visits to planning areas and meetings will need to occur during the
      > >>weekdays, though late afternoon site visits may work best for the teams
      > >>visiting each Planning Area. You can use your own discretion as to
      when
      to
      > >>do the written record of your "ground truthing."
      > >>
      > >>The project will begin in June 2002 and go for 10 weeks or until work
      is
      > >>completed on the 9 Planning Areas that will be designated to you:
      > >>
      > >>Weeks 1 - 2 - Total Hours Estimate (30 Hours):
      > >>Meetings with Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force to formulate the
      > >>Parameters of the Information to be identified for each planning area
      > >>(include a characterization of the parcels in the Planning Area by type
      of
      > >>existing development, zoning permitted currently, assessment of
      potential
      > >>levels of density that could be accommodated). Write up the format for
      how
      > >>information will be gathered. (20 Hours)
      > >>
      > >>Identify specific planning areas and make contact with relevant city
      > >>officials, begin to obtain maps and other information of the planning
      > >>areas. (10 Hours)
      > >>
      > >>Week 3 - 4, (Total Estimate = 23 Hours) :
      > >>
      > >>Finalize the Infill Ground truthing assessment tool and process for
      > >>collecting the information.
      > >>(5 hours)
      > >>
      > >>Schedule initial site visits to the 3 Planning Areas. (3 hours per
      planning
      > >>area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours)
      > >> Include coordination of volunteers interested in joining the site
      > >>visit from Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force
      > >>
      > >>Gather all preliminary information for each Planning Areas, including
      maps
      > >>and plan as well as route for the "ground truthing visit". And
      Distribute
      > >>standard tables for data collection and assessment of Planning Area.
      (2
      > >>hours per planning area x 3 planning areas = 6 hours)
      > >>
      > >>Conduct an orientation for the Ground Truthing team describing how the
      > >>information is to be collected and the process for reviewing the
      planning
      > >>area. (1 hour per planning area x 3 planning areas = 3 hours)
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>Week 5 - 6 (Total Estimate = 40 hours):
      > >>
      > >>1. Conduct "Ground Truth" Site visits to 3 Planning Areas. (3 hours
      per
      > >>planning area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours.)
      > >>
      > >>2. Compete written summary of findings from 3 Planning Areas. Present
      > >>written draft to Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force by end of Week 5.
      (2
      > >>hours per planning area x 3 planning areas = 6 hours)
      > >>
      > >>3. Schedule site visits to 3 more Planning Areas. (3 hours per
      planning
      > >>area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours)
      > >> Include coordination of volunteers interested in joining the site
      > >>visit from Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force
      > >>
      > >>4. Gather all preliminary information for each of the Planning Areas,
      > >>including maps and plan as well as route for the "ground truthing
      visit".
      > >>And Distribute standard tables for collection and assessment of
      Planning
      > >>Area. (3 hours per planning area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours.)
      > >>
      > >>5. Conduct an orientation for the Ground Truthing team describing how
      the
      > >>information is to be collected and the process for reviewing the
      planning
      > >>area. (1 hour per planning area x 3 planning areas = 3 hours)
      > >>
      > >>6. Meet with Bay Area Alliance Infill Task to review findings, and
      evaluate
      > >>the Infill "ground truthing" process to learn and improve. (4 hours)
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>Week 7 - 8 (Total Estimate = 45 hours):
      > >>
      > >>1. Conduct "Ground Truth" Site visits to 3 Planning Areas. (3 hours
      per
      > >>planning area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours.)
      > >>
      > >>2. Compete written summary of findings from 3 Planning Areas. Present
      > >>written draft to Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force by end of Week 5.
      (2
      > >>hours per planning area x 3 planning areas = 6 hours)
      > >>
      > >>3. Schedule site visits to 3 more Planning Areas. (3 hours per
      planning
      > >>area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours)
      > >> Include coordination of volunteers interested in joining the site
      > >>visit from Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force
      > >>
      > >>4. Gather all preliminary information for each of the Planning Areas,
      > >>including maps and plan as well as route for the "ground truthing
      visit".
      > >>And Distribute standard tables for collection and assessment of
      Planning
      > >>Area. (3 hours per planning area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours.)
      > >>
      > >>5. Conduct an orientation for the Ground Truthing team describing how
      the
      > >>information is to be collected and the process for reviewing the
      planning
      > >>area. (1 hour per planning area x 3 planning areas = 3 hours)
      > >>
      > >>6. Meet with Bay Area Alliance Infill Task to review findings, and
      evaluate
      > >>the Infill "ground truthing" process to learn and improve. (4 hours)
      > >>
      > >>7. Provide initial assessment on Economic Feasibility for Infill of
      the
      > >>Planning Areas to varying levels of Infill. (5 hours)
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>Week 9 - 10 (Total Estimate of Hours (45 hours)
      > >>
      > >>1. Conduct "Ground Truth" Site visits to 3 Planning Areas. (3 hours
      per
      > >>planning area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours.)
      > >>
      > >>2. Compete written summary of findings from 3 Planning Areas. Present
      > >>written draft to Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force by end of Week 5.
      (2
      > >>hours per planning area x 3 planning areas = 6 hours)
      > >>
      > >>3. Schedule site visits to 3 more Planning Areas. (3 hours per
      planning
      > >>area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours)
      > >> Include coordination of volunteers interested in joining the site
      > >>visit from Bay Area Alliance Infill Task Force
      > >>
      > >>4. Gather all preliminary information for each of the Planning Areas,
      > >>including maps and plan as well as route for the "ground truthing
      visit".
      > >>And Distribute standard tables for collection and assessment of
      Planning
      > >>Area. (3 hours per planning area X 3 planning areas = 9 hours.)
      > >>
      > >>5. Conduct an orientation for the Ground Truthing team describing how
      the
      > >>information is to be collected and the process for reviewing the
      planning
      > >>area. (1 hour per planning area x 3 planning areas = 3 hours)
      > >>
      > >>6. Meet with Bay Area Alliance Infill Task to review findings, and
      evaluate
      > >>the Infill "ground truthing" process to learn and improve. (4 hours)
      > >>
      > >>7. Provide initial assessment on Economic Feasibility for Infill of
      the
      > >>Planning Areas to varying levels of Infill. (5 hours)
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>Project Completion based on Presentation to Bay Area Alliance on
      Findings of
      > >>Infill Ground Truthing of Planning Areas Presented to the Bay Area
      Alliance
      > >>in September 2002 (Total time estimate (9 hours)
      > >>
      > >> Presentation preparation of materials and Power point slides (7
      > >>Hours)
      > >> Actual Presentation (2 hours)
      > >>
      > >>I hope this is useful to you.
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>Andrew Michael
      > >>Vice President Sustainable Development
      > >>Bay Area Council
      > >>Phone: 415-981-6600
      > >>Email: amichael@...
      > >>Paperless Fax: (419) 844-7042
      > >>Fax: 415-981-6408 (Please use only if necessary)
      > >>Website: http://www.bayareacouncil.org
      > >>
      > >>Draft Compact for A Sustainable Bay Area
      > >>Summary available in Spanish and English
      > >>see: http://evisionthefuture.homestead.com
      > >>
      > >
      > >
      >
      >






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