May 2016

May
3
Tue
San Francisco

How Do We Fund the Bay Area's Housing Needs?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
As the need for affordable housing continues to grow and displacement pressures accelerate, the funding sources for affordable housing are not keeping up. San Francisco has had some recent housing successes in creating a Housing Trust Fund and passing a $310 million affordable housing bond, but what are other new and innovative ways for creating permanent streams of affordable housing funding? Co-presented by Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California and Council of Community Housing Organizations. + Nico Calavita / Emeritus,...
May
4
Wed
Oakland

Creative Financing Tools for Communities

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
How can investors work together to raise funds that can then be invested back in their own communities? Are there ways to finance the construction and infrastructure that our neighborhoods and cities need that exist outside of the standard conventions? Come hear from a panel of experts who are improving the places that we live, work and play by identifying and using sources of capital that exist outside of the usual toolbox. Co-presented by Neighborly. + Kiran Jian / Neighborly...
May
4
Wed
San Jose

POSTPONED: Water Sustainability in Silicon Valley

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone this event until a later date. Once this event has been rescheduled we'll announce the updated date. We apologies for any inconvenience. As one of the fastest-growing parts of the Bay Area, Silicon Valley needs a reliable, safe and drought-proof water supply. What can be done in the near term to provide the region with a sustainable water source at a fair price? + Remy Goldsmith / Silicon...
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

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

From Bean to Belly

Walking Tour 2:00 p.m.
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 the final product. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + Minh Tsai / Hodo Soy Beanery
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 +...
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