September 2016

Sep
28
Wed
Oakland

Touring the New Kapor Center

Walking Tour 11:00 a.m.
The brand new Kapor Center, designed by Fougeron Architecture and located in Uptown, serves as the hub for Oakland's tech and social justice communities to join together and integrate technology, knowledge and expertise to encourage diversity and inclusiveness in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join us for a tour of this recently-completed headquarters, as well as Agave Uptown, the ARCSINE-designed, Oaxacan-influenced restaurant that occupies a portion of the building's ground floor. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + Anne Fougeron /...
Sep
28
Wed
San Francisco

High-Speed Rail on the Horizon

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
California's high-speed rail project is under construction in the Central Valley. What is the current status of the project and its funding? When and where will the first high-speed trains arrive in the Bay Area? What can riders expect once trains begin running? Learn more about this groundbreaking project. + Ben Tripousis / California High Speed Rail Authority
Sep
28
Wed
San Francisco

Unseen City

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park. The new book, Unseen City , offers a peek behind the curtain of our built environment to the hidden flora and fauna that exists just outside of our normal perspective. Join the author as he talks about the comically frenetic life of a squirrel, the discreet charm of snails and the secret biodiversity that will have you looking...
Sep
29
Thu
San Francisco

Who's Afraid of Prop. 13?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Prop. 13 is one of the most consequential laws in modern California history. The state limitation on property tax has had significant, far-reaching impacts on our education system, housing costs and public services. Join a panel of statewide leaders, experts and activists for a wide-ranging discussion of the impacts of Prop. 13 and the growing campaign for reform. Co-presented by Evolve. + Senator Loni Hancock / California State Senate + Matt Haney / SFUSD Board of Education + Elissa Dennis...

October 2016

Oct
5
Wed
San Francisco

Where a House is a Home

Walking Tour 11:00 a.m.
Located near the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Mission Bay, The Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House provides free temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the hospital. Join us for a tour of this project and learn more about how Family House has been designed to provide a comfortable, residential environment that supports these families. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + Alexandra Morgan / Family House + Gregg Novicoff / Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects...
Oct
5
Wed
San Jose

Building Up Urban Manufacturing

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
After decades of decline, manufacturing is making a comeback. Manufacturing creates well-paying jobs, helps rebuild the middle class and builds pride of place. Hear about how San Jose is growing its urban manufacturing sector through creative marketing, policy, workforce development and more. + Chris Burton / City of San Jose Office of Economic Development + George Chao / Manex + Dan Gordon / Gordon Biersch Brewing Company + Lawrence Thoo / Work2Future
Oct
6
Thu
San Jose

Designing St. James Park

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
San Jose is hosting a juried design competition to transform St. James Park into a vibrant and awe-inspiring public space. The goal is to inspire everyday use and enjoyment of the park, reinforce a dynamic downtown and celebrate the city’s history and future. Come hear about the process and get a sneak preview of the design submissions in a new exhibition hosted at SPUR. + Scott Davidson / MIG + Marybeth Harasz / City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services
Oct
11
Tue
San Francisco

Measuring Equity Across San Francisco's Parks

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
When San Francisco voters passed Prop B in June, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department secured a sustainable baseline of funding. It also included language requiring an analysis of equity and set of metrics to measure it. These metrics will result in data that will help the department and the community better understand equity across the city, and will enable them to integrate it into their longterm planning. Come learn about the their progress in implementing these equity metrics...
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