November 2017

Nov
28
Tue
Oakland

City Trivia Night XIII

Young Urbanists 6:00 p.m.
City Trivia Night returns to SPUR! Six themed rounds of searing questions relating to cities, architecture, urban planning and policy make this event the ultimate showcase of urbanist talent and planning geekery. Bring your own team of six or join up with other urbanists at the event to compete for the crown and prizes.
Nov
29
Wed
San Francisco

2017 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon

Silver SPUR Luncheon 10:30 a.m.
The Silver SPUR Award is the most prominent award for lifetime civic achievement in San Francisco. Please join us for this special celebration!
Nov
30
Thu
San Jose

What Does it Take to Connect Local Food to People?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
How can we improve how we source and distribute local food in Silicon Valley? Both local food business entrepreneurs and producers are early in the process of developing a sustainable food sourcing model here in the South Bay. Come hear about their goals and aspirations, and learn about the recent successes and challenges that they've encountered in connecting restaurants and food distributors with local farmers. + Sam Thorp / Spade & Plow Organics + Joey Camacho / Konjoe Restaurants + Dan Bassian / Bassian Farms
Nov
30
Thu
San Francisco

A Perfect Fit: Multifamily In-Law Units

Walking Tour 3:30 p.m.
San Francisco’s in-law unit legislation over the last three years has created an opportunity for hundreds of new apartments to be carved out of unused or underutilized spaces. Suburban cities have been creating detached in-law units for decades, but San Francisco is among the first cities to convert apartment buildings' underutilized garages, laundry rooms and common areas into new homes. Join us for a tour of one of these first conversions and learn what’s next. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente...
Nov
30
Thu
San Francisco

Placemakers: Emperors, Kings, Entrepreneurs

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
What do Alexander the Great, Cardinal Richelieu and Napoleon III have in common? Besides wielding immense political power and ensuring their own legacies in history, all three played key roles in real estate development. The new book Placemakers: Emperors, Kings, Entrepreneurs examines the contributions of these leaders, and other unlikely candidates, to how cities are shaped. Join us for a discussion about the motives and visions behind the rich history of real estate development. + Herb Auerbach / author +...

December 2017

Dec
6
Wed
San Jose

Getting Up Close and Personal with Modular Construction

Walking Tour 10:00 a.m.
Modular construction is hot here in the Bay Area, and has captured the interest of developers, investors and residents in search of a more effective, potentially less-expensive, way to build housing. Join us as we visit a brand new modular housing project in San Jose for an up-close look at how these units, which are constructed off-site before being trucked to San Jose, are set in place and locked together. Co-presented by First Community Housing. + Martin Keller / First...

March 2018

Mar
21
Wed
San Francisco

2018 Good Government Awards

Good Government Awards 5:30 p.m.
For the past 38 years, the Good Government Awards have recognized outstanding performances by managers working for the City and County of San Francisco.  A project of SPUR, these awards represent a unique opportunity to acknowledge San Francisco’s top managers for their leadership, vision and ability to make a difference both within city government and the community at large. Award winners will be recognized at the Good Government Awards in March 2018. We hope you will join us!
If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to publicprograms@spur.org or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.

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