June 2016

Jun
27
Mon
San Francisco

Designing For What We Don't Know Yet

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
When we think about the workplace of the future, are we thinking about the right things? What if we expanded our imaginings to include things like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing or even the influence of Star Wars? Join us for thinking well beyond the cubicle. + Allison Arieff / SPUR + Nicholas de Monchaux / University of California Berkeley + Nataly Gattegno / Future Cities Lab + Craig Cannon / Y Combinator
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
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
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