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Internship/Fellowship - San Francisco - Chinatown Urban Institute Fellow

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: Planning Jobs | Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 9:31 PM Subject: Planning
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      Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 9:31 PM
      Subject: Planning Jobs - Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley

      Chinatown Urban Institute Fellow

      Posted: 25 Apr 2011 07:20 PM PDT

      Job Title: Chinatown Urban Institute Fellow


      *** Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5pm ***

      The Chinatown Community Urban Institute is a youth empowerment and
      professional development program offered by the Chinatown Community
      Development Center (Chinatown CDC). The mission of the Chinatown
      Community Urban Institute is to educate and empower San Francisco’s
      emerging youth leaders and young professionals to understand and take
      action on urban planning issues, using San Francisco’s Chinatown as a
      living and breathing laboratory for knowledge. Through an
      inquiry-based approach, Community Fellows will learn the history,
      skills, and practical applications of the planning profession as a
      tool for social justice and advocacy. Biweekly sessions feature
      seminars, walking (or bike) tours and interactive fieldwork components
      to give the participants hands-on experience in grassroots community

      As the culminating final project, the Urban Fellows participate in the
      Chinatown Block Study in which teams choose and study a block in
      Chinatown of their choice. Fellows are expected to understand the
      existing conditions of the block and propose an alternative vision. In
      the process, Fellows explore a variety of research methods, including
      archival research, the collection of Census information and zoning
      maps from the San Francisco Planning Department, as well as the
      execution of oral histories and fieldwork observations of their chosen
      block. Fellows produce a written report and are invited to present
      their block study in a public forum.

      To see a video of last year’s program, please click on this link:

      For more information, see our Chinatown CDC website: http://tinyurl.com/3u7fy4e

      Summer 2011 Program Information

      The program will last for 8 weeks from June 6 until July 29. Meetings
      and trainings will last for about two hours and will take place on
      Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings throughout the first 5 weeks.
      Fellows are expected to commit about 10-15 hours per week for the
      trainings, readings, and assignments. The structure for the first 5
      weeks will focus on building the Urban Fellows’ knowledge of planning
      issues in Chinatown and San Francisco, broken down into various
      categories such as housing, transportation, open space, and economic
      development. The final 3 weeks will allow Urban Fellows to creatively
      apply their planning knowledge through the final project, the
      Chinatown Block Study.


      Week 1 | Orientation & Planning 101 (Week of June 6th)
      Week 2 | Affordable Housing (Week of June 13th)
      Week 3 | Safe & Healthy / Open Space & Alleyways (Week of June 20th)
      Week 4 | Economic Development (Week of June 27th)
      Week 5 | Transportation Justice (Week of July 4th)
      Week 6 | Work Sessions: Research (Week of July 11th)
      Week 7 | Work Sessions: Written Report Due (Week of July 18th)
      Week 8 | Presentation & Graduation Ceremony (Week of July 25th)

      Firm Name: Chinatown Community Development Center
      Firm Website: www.chinatowncdc.org
      Location: 667 Clay
      San Francisco, CA 94111
      Attachment: UI Application 2011.doc
      Paid: Unpaid
      Start Date: June 10, 2011
      Category: Community Development
      Contact Name: Deland Chan
      Contact Email: dechan@...
      Contact Phone: 415-984-1497
      Date Submitted: April 25, 2011
      Job Type: Internship
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