May 2016

May
5
Thu
San Francisco

Community-Based Planning 101

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Community planning work does not often make it into the news and yet, particularly in a time of rapid change, it is a key component of housing preservation and anti-displacement efforts. What is community planning and how are San Francisco’s community development non-profits influencing the rules that create place through community planning? Co-presented by Council of Community Housing Organizations . + Roy Chan / Chinatown Community Development Center + Karoleen Feng / Mission Economic Development Agency + Alexandra Goldman /...
May
5
Thu
San Francisco

Ballots and Brews

Young Urbanists 6:00 p.m.
With everything from inclusionary housing to mayoral appointments, the June 2016 ballot is shaping up to be one of the most interesting, and potentially impactful, in recent memory. Come join the SPUR policy staff in an annual tradition as they explain San Francisco's ballot over beers.
May
7
Sat
San Francisco

Bike Tour: Getting to Know San Francisco's Affordable Housing

Walking Tour 10:00 a.m.
What makes quality affordable housing? How is it designed and how does it hold up over the long-term? How do affordable housing projects fit into the local community? Grab your bike for a tour of San Francisco's affordable housing to meet the people behind the projects and get an inside look at developments new and old. Co-presented by Council of Community Housing Organizations and David Baker Architects and generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
May
10
Tue
Oakland

CANCELLED - From Bean to Belly

Walking Tour 2:00 p.m.
Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned as we work to reschedule this event for later this year! With its products on grocery shelves nationally, Oakland-based Hodo Soy has been producing more and more of its popular products: tofu, yuba strips and others. The company recently expanded the factory where it transforms raw soy beans into the ready-for-retail products. Join us a for a guided tour of the factory and a tasting of...
May
10
Tue
San Francisco

What Will the New Central SoMa Be Like?

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
Central SoMa is set to grow in new and significant ways. How will the buildings and open spaces be shaped? What will it feel like to be pedestrian in the neighborhood? What will the end result of the planning process tell future generations about this moment in the city’s history? Join us for a discussion with those who are bringing the Central SoMa plan to life. + Maia Small / San Francisco Planning Department + Lisa Iwamoto / IwamotoScott +...
May
10
Tue
Oakland

Demystifying Density

Evening Forum 6:30 p.m.
Density is a critical tool in the effort to shape more livable, transit-supportive and sustainable communities, though the word still carries a negative connotation in many places. But nowhere are firms being more innovative in designing for density — and reducing its physical massing and visual impact — than here in the Bay Area. Join a panel of experts who have seen, and built, some of the best examples of multifamily and mixed-use buildings for a discussion about how we...
May
11
Wed
San Francisco

Clipper 2.0

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
The Clipper Card links the Bay Area's transit providers together and the process for the next generation of the service is well underway. Will Clipper Card 2.0 allow users to pay with a smartphone or buy a regional pass for all systems? Learn what opportunities and challenges are facing our region's upgraded fare payment system. + Carol Kuester / MTC ​ + Denis Mulligan / Golden Gate Transit + Diana Hammons / SFMTA
May
11
Wed
Oakland

The Enterprise Suburbs of Silicon Valley

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
The Bay Area established itself as the heart of innovation years ago, but have our corporate campuses changed much from the early days of suburbanization ? How did suburbia change the corporate campus, and what impacts have these office environments had on our changing urban environment? Hear from one of the region’s experts about the history and form of the corporate campus today. + Louise Mozingo / UC Berkeley
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