October 2016

Oct
5
Wed
San Francisco

Where a House is a Home

Walking Tour 11:00 a.m.
Located near the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Mission Bay, The Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House provides free temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the hospital. Join us for a tour of this project and learn more about how Family House has been designed to provide a comfortable, residential environment that supports these families. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + Alexandra Morgan / Family House + Gregg Novicoff / Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects...
Oct
5
Wed
San Jose

Building Up Urban Manufacturing

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
After decades of decline, manufacturing is making a comeback. Manufacturing creates well-paying jobs, helps rebuild the middle class and builds pride of place. Hear about how San Jose is growing its urban manufacturing sector through creative marketing, policy, workforce development and more. + Chris Burton / City of San Jose Office of Economic Development + George Chao / Manex + Dan Gordon / Gordon Biersch Brewing Company + Lawrence Thoo / Work2Future
Oct
6
Thu
San Jose

Designing St. James Park

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
San Jose is hosting a juried design competition to transform St. James Park into a vibrant and awe-inspiring public space. The goal is to inspire everyday use and enjoyment of the park, reinforce a dynamic downtown and celebrate the city’s history and future. Come hear about the process and get a sneak preview of the design submissions in a new exhibition hosted at SPUR. + Scott Davidson / MIG + Marybeth Harasz / City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services
Oct
11
Tue
San Francisco

Measuring Equity Across San Francisco's Parks

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
When San Francisco voters passed Prop B in June, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department secured a sustainable baseline of funding. It also included language requiring an analysis of equity and set of metrics to measure it. These metrics will result in data that will help the department and the community better understand equity across the city, and will enable them to integrate it into their longterm planning. Come learn about the their progress in implementing these equity metrics...
Oct
11
Tue
San Francisco

Touring Tartine

Walking Tour 3:00 p.m.
Known worldwide for its signature bread and pastries, Tartine is now expanding its operations to a whole new level with a manufactory that combines a larger scale production bakery with an all-day eatery, ice cream counter and coffee shop. Join us for a guided tour of the new space and learn what the expansion means for the future of one of San Francisco's best-known artisan collectives. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + Vinny Eng / Tartine
Oct
11
Tue
San Francisco

Ballots and Brews

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
With the deepest slate of measures in recent memory, the November 2016 ballot is shaping up to be one of the most loaded – though potentially consequential – in recent memory. Come join the SPUR policy staff in an annual tradition as they explain the ballot over beers.
Oct
12
Wed
San Francisco

What Does the Richmond District Need?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
A community needs assessment was recently completed for the Richmond District. Along with a report on existing conditions, this assessment will help inform a set of recommendations, solutions and ideas for how to stabilize and house the community. Join us to learn more about the findings from this project and the next steps for the planning process. + Supervisor Eric Mar / San Francisco Board of Supervisors + Kimia Haddadan / San Francisco Planning Department + Sue Exline / San Francisco Planning Department
Oct
12
Wed
Oakland

Where We Want to Live

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
After changing a city by creating the renowned Atlanta Beltine, a 22-mile transit greenway that connects forty diverse neighborhoods to schools, shopping and public parks, what would you do next? For Ryan Gravel, the answer was to write a book that enables others to do similar work in their own cities. Join us for a talk about Where We Want to Live , a new book that argues that we can change both the physical form of the city and...
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