May 2018

May
22
Tue
San Francisco

What Is Climate Smart Agriculture?

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
Like energy and transportation (which get most of the attention), agriculture is key to our climate future. As a sector, agriculture contributes to greenhouse gas emissions but is also buffeted by the changes caused by global warming. At the same time, farmers are in a position to help sequester carbon and work at the forefront of adapting to climate change. Come learn what climate-smart agriculture looks like, both on the ground and from a policy perspective. Co-presented by Community Alliance...
May
24
Thu
San Francisco

Can Better Data Help Cities Achieve Vision Zero?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Cities across the country have committed to Vision Zero, a data-driven strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries. They are looking to build on the datasets they've been using to identify dangerous street conditions and to understand where and why crashes happen. But developing new data tools is not without its challenges. Learn why data matters for Vision Zero and the challenges cities are experiencing in leveraging data. + Megan Wier / San Francisco Department of Public Health...
May
29
Tue
Oakland

Preserving Oakland's Housing

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
A key strategy that has emerged in the Bay Area's fight against displacement is the preservation of existing occupied units, which enables residents to stay in their homes while ensuring the long-term affordability of units. Come hear from a diverse panel of partners and stakeholders who are working on acquiring existing buildings in order to keep residents in place, and rents low, for those who need such security the most. + Geeta Rao / Enterprise Community Partners + James Yelen...
May
30
Wed
San Jose

Why Does Housing Cost So Much to Build?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
In 2014, The Urbanist ran an article titled “The Real Cost of Building Housing,” which looked at the exorbitant cost of construction in San Francisco. Over the past four years, these costs have continued to escalate across the region. Join our panel to hear how the situation has evolved and how it impacts efforts to address our housing shortage. Generously sponsored by Bank of America. + Mark Hogan / Openscope Studio + Mike Kim / Simeon + Steve Levy /...
May
30
Wed
Oakland

City Trivia Night XIV

Special Program 6:00 p.m.
The much-loved City Trivia Night is back at 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.
May
31
Thu
San Francisco

The 3rd Annual AIASF NEXT Conference

Conference
11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How can built environment professionals leverage the global United Nation’s New Urban Agenda for success and relevance at a local level? The 3rd Annual AIASF Next Conference will focus on how the Bay Area can take a proactive stance to achieve sustainable and equitable growth. Presented by AIASF. Thursday, May 31 Presenters will take a deep dive into an examination of the housing crisis as it relates to three basic principles: public needs and desires, policy rules and incentives, professional...
May
31
Thu
San Francisco

Bringing Homes to Balboa Reservoir

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Located on a 17-acre parcel close to a BART and Muni Metro station, City College and other amenities, the Balboa Reservoir is an important site for new mixed-income housing in San Francisco. As part of the city's Public Land for Housing program, a development team was recently selected to create up to 1,100 homes, a 2-acre central park and several mini-parks, childcare and more on the site. Join us to hear about the project's vision, timeline and the next steps...

June 2018

Jun
6
Wed
San Jose

2018 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.
Jun
28
Thu
San Francisco

2018 SPUR Member Party | San Francisco

SPUR Member Party
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual San Francisco Member Party! This house and street party will feature DJs, dancing, several bars and delicious small plates from local vendors.​  
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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