August 2016

Aug
30
Tue
San Francisco

Creating Homes That Work for Families

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
What makes a family choose to live in the city? One of the most important — and often missing — factors is quality housing suitable to a family’s needs. Can we make our housing family-friendly by design? Given that there are many ways to define a family in San Francisco, how can our housing reflect the needs across generations to help create a city that is livable for everyone? + Susan Exline / San Francisco Planning Department + Daniel Parolek...
Aug
31
Wed
San Francisco

Growing Population, Growing Schools

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
With significant new housing developments planned across San Francisco by 2040, the expected population growth of families and children will significantly impact our public schools and their current capacity. How will the San Francisco Unified School District, and the city, plan for this anticipated increase in students in the near future? Myong Leigh / San Francisco Unified School District Orla O’Keeffe / San Francisco Unified School District

September 2016

Sep
1
Thu
San Jose

Taking Planning into Our Own Hands

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
GreenTRIP Connect is a powerful new tool that allows users to go online, select a parcel of land being considered for development, and instantly explore how much the driving and parking demand – and associated greenhouse gas emissions – go down by applying services like carsharing or affordable housing. Come learn more about the program and explore the tradeoffs that happen when planning our cities. + Kurt Anderson / Anderson Architects, Inc. + Ann Cheng / TransForm + Rosalynn Hughey...
Sep
1
Thu
San Francisco

The Latest and Greatest with Central SoMa

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
The Central SoMa Plan is San Francisco’s only area plan that is currently underway. A new draft of the plan was recently released and it lends insight into the transportation changes being studied, the current market and more. Come learn about the changes planned for the neighborhood. + Steve Wertheim / SF Planning + Lucas Woodward / SFMTA ​ + Mike Monroe / Colliers International + Darren Kuiper / Colliers International
Sep
7
Wed
San Jose

Harvest Time at the Urban Farm

Walking Tour 4:30 p.m.
Did you know that one of the largest urban farms in the Bay Area is located in the middle of San Jose? Jacob’s Farm, located on 180 acres of Martial Cottle Park, serves as both an active farm and an educational space for the public. Come learn about the history of this gem and then pick your own produce to take home. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permamente. + David Tuttle / Jacob’s Farm
Sep
8
Thu
San Francisco

Guiding Growth in Our Big Cities

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
What are the big planning issues facing our region today? Can we balance affordable housing, effective transportation and sustainable growth? Join the planning directors of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland for a rare conversation about how our cities are planned and what lies ahead for the Bay Area's three central cities. + Rachel Flynn / City of Oakland Planning and Building Department + Harry Freitas / San Jose Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement + John Rahiam / San Francisco Planning Department
Sep
9
Fri
San Francisco

Coffee with a Wonk - Ratna Amin

Special Program 9:30 a.m.
Got ideas or questions about your city? Thoughts on transportation or housing? An interest in zoning or an obsession with BRT? Come to SPUR's St. Clare cafe on the second Friday of each month to discuss policy and planning with our crackerjack team of thinkers and planners. In September, join us for a discussion about transportation in all its various forms. + Allison Arieff / SPUR + Ratna Amin / SPUR
Sep
9
Fri
San Francisco

The City + The City

Exhibition Opening 6:00 p.m.
San Francisco’s chief economist has estimated that it would be take another 100,000 units of housing to stabilize rents. However, physical and political constraints on the city’s built form make it difficult to find the space for this housing. The newest exhibition at the SPUR Urban Center, in partnership with the California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Planning Department, takes aim at this very issue and seeks to answer how we can build the city that we...
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