July 2016

Jul
30
Sat
Oakland

The Oakland Scramble

Young Urbanists 10:00 a.m.
A rich history, amazing amenities and hidden secrets make Oakland the perfect backdrop for SPUR’s first urban scavenger hunt in the East Bay. Join up with fellow young urbanists and follow an elaborate set of clues to leave no stone (or building or tree or sculpture) unturned, collect points and emerge victorious.

August 2016

Aug
3
Wed
Oakland

7x7x7

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
The ambitious 7x7x7 collaboration recently engaged seven architectural firms to design seven conceptual case studies for seven schools around California that would enable each campus to reduce energy and water consumption while improving their learning environment. Come see the final case studies — and hear what’s next — from some of the selected teams. + Chad Hamilton / Hamilton + Aitken Architects + Pauline Souza / WRNS Studio + John Diffenderfer / Aedis Architects
Aug
4
Thu
San Jose

The Future of the Corporate Campus

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Suburban or urban? High-rise or spaceship? The corporate campus is manifesting itself in many forms throughout the Bay Area. What’s working? What’s changing? Join the architects designing the corporate campus of the future for a lively discussion of what’s next. + Allison Arieff / SPUR + Christine Laing / Gensler + Steve Morton / HOK + Kristoffer Tendall / NBBJ
Aug
4
Thu
San Francisco

Exploring the Dogpatch With Beer Goggles

Walking Tour 5:30 p.m.
Something’s a-brewin’ in the Dogpatch. Actually, a lot is brewing — dozens of craft beers — a local reflection of the national surge in small beer-manufacturing companies. Join us for a tasty exploration of this urban phenomenon as we explore recent additions to the neighborhood on foot. + Magnolia Brewing Company + Harmonic Brewing + Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Aug
6
Sat
San Francisco

Bicycle Tour - Everyone Deserves Good Design

Walking Tour 11:00 a.m.
Pump up your tires, grease your chain and join us for a bike tour of San Francisco’s newest — and best-designed — affordable housing developments. We’ll look at urban design, building architecture and a range of affordable housing approaches, from supportive housing for the formerly homeless to inclusionary housing units incorporated throughout a primarily market-rate development. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. David Baker / David Baker Architects
Aug
7
Sun
San Jose

Hidden in Plain Sight: SPUR’s SJ Scavenger Hunt

Young Urbanists 10:00 a.m.
San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, which means that it’s chock-full of unseen details. Join up with other young urbanists for a frenetic scavenger hunt through downtown San Jose and uncover its hidden secrets.
Aug
9
Tue
San Jose

What Should a 21st-Century Jail Look Like?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Slated to open in 2020, Santa Clara County’s new state-of-the-art jail will feature a design focused on mental health treatment, on programs to reduce recidivism and on a centralized re-entry floor to assist inmates with their return to the community. In addition, the facility will make use of key urban design principles befitting its proximity to downtown San Jose. Come learn more about this ambitious project. + David Barry / Santa Clara County Facilities and Fleet Department + Tony Filice...
Aug
10
Wed
San Jose

Reforming the Business Tax

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
San Jose is in the midst of studying how to modernize its business tax, something that San Francisco has gone through several times. What are the specifics of the San Jose business tax proposal? Who will benefit, and who will be most impacted? Join leaders from both cities for a conversation about what San Francisco and San Jose can learn from each other. + Ted Egan / City of San Francisco Office of the Controller + Kim Walesh / City...
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