Planning Innovations Program Overview

A Muni street car train on Third Street in front of residential buildings in Mission Bay.

Planning Innovations is a series of regional forums that focus on the planning and implementation of Bay Area’s Priority Development Areas (PDAs) and Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs).

Planning Innovations events focus on engaging topics relevant to local jurisdictions and other stakeholders with an interest in advancing transit-accessible development to accommodate future growth in the region.

Events are held three to four times per year in locations throughout the region. Most offer up to 2.0 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits.

To sign up for the Planning Innovations email distribution list, please email Mark Shorett at

Past forums include:

Priority Development Area Program

PDAs are places near public transit that are planned for new homes, jobs and community amenities.