June 2016

Jun
28
Tue
Oakland

The Emerging Northern California Megaregion

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
As the Bay Area runs up against physical and political limitations on its ability to accommodate new growth, the Northern California Megaregion has become a critical geography for coordinated economic, transportation, and human capital development and planning. Learn about a new study that examines the connectedness of this megaregion, highlighted by the over 140,000 commuters that cross the boundaries of the Bay Area, Sacramento area, and Northern San Joaquin Valley each day. + Micah Weinberg / Bay Area Council Economic...
Jun
28
Tue
San Francisco

Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
National labor leader Andy Stern is one of the country's leading thinkers about the future of work and jobs. In his new book, Raising the Floor , Stern concludes that the United States needs to consider what may be the biggest idea of the 21st century, a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Join us for a discussion with the author about how a universal basic income could work, and be paid for, in order to help all Americans. + Andy Stern...
Jun
29
Wed
Oakland

AC Transit: The Next Generation

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Are buses in the East Bay on the verge of getting much better? Thanks to a successful new sales tax (Measure BB), AC Transit has boosted bus service and is planning brand-new rapid bus corridors. Come hear about what the next generation of AC Transit will look like and what it’s going to take to make bus transit in the East Bay great. + Michael Hursh / AC Transit + Mika Miyasato / AC Transit
Jun
29
Wed
San Francisco

Homelessness, Housing and the Way Forward for San Francisco

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. — Doors Open & Networking 6:00 p.m. — Program Begins On June 29, more than 30 Bay Area media organizations, spanning radio, print, online and television, will curate an unprecedented wave of coverage about homelessness in San Francisco. The goal of the day will be to report on the current challenges that the city faces, uncover solutions and inspire action. Join us, and a panel of local policy experts, housing providers and journalists, as we explore the potential...
Jun
30
Thu
San Francisco

Zero Net Water for Multifamily Buildings

12:30 p.m.
As California responds to the need for greater water-supply resilience, design guidelines and a lack of regulatory clarity are constraining designers in urban areas with limited rainfall. This is especially true for multi-unit residential buildings, whose high levels of demand and wastewater generation pose special challenges. Hear from a multidisciplinary panel about what this means for water sustainability in the multifamily sector. + Paula Kehoe / San Francisco Public Utilities Commission + Bill Worthen / Urban Fabrick, Inc. + Brent...
Jun
30
Thu
San Jose

2016 SPUR Member Party | San Jose

SPUR Member Party
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual San Jose Member Party! Hosted at downtown's vibrant San Pedro Square Market, the party will feature live music, entertainment and cocktails and small plates from local vendors. 

July 2016

Jul
5
Tue
Oakland

Artists in the Town

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
From Jack London to MC Hammer, Oakland is known for its artists. The artists, innovators and makers are part of what makes Oakland special. Join us as we explore inventive ways to nurture this creative community. + Anna Shneiderman / The Flight Deck + Steven Oliver / Oliver & Company + Sonja Brooks / Nor-Cal FDC
Jul
5
Tue
San Francisco

San Francisco's Southern Bayfront

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
San Francisco’s southeast waterfront, stretching from Mission Creek to Candlestick Park, is a collection of dynamic neighborhoods with a diverse industrial legacy. A number of master-planned developments propose to bring major new growth to this area. Come hear about the city’s efforts to guide these investments toward community and citywide public benefits using targeted negotiation and interagency coordination. + Ken Rich / Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development + Michael Martin / Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development...
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