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
Jul
5
Tue
San Francisco

San Francisco's Southern Bayfront

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
San Francisco’s southeast waterfront, stretching from Mission Creek to Candlestick Park, is a collection of dynamic neighborhoods with a diverse industrial legacy. A number of master-planned developments propose to bring major new growth to this area. Come hear about the city’s efforts to guide these investments toward community and citywide public benefits using targeted negotiation and interagency coordination. + Ken Rich / Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development + Michael Martin / Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development...
Jul
6
Wed
San Jose

The Bay Area Resilience by Design Challenge

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
San Francisco Bay is central to our region’s sense of place, its livability and its economic vitality, but the accelerating rate of sea level rise, extreme storms and urban flooding will necessitate substantial changes to our shoreline as we adapt to these threats. Learn how the Resilience by Design Challenge presents a unique opportunity to develop a unified vision that will protect our waterfront neighborhoods. + Ashwini Kantak / San Jose Environmental Services Department + Diana Sokolove / San Francisco...
Jul
6
Wed
San Francisco

Touring "The Hub"

Walking Tour 12:30 p.m.
“The Hub” — the area where Market and Van Ness meet — is a key intersection for San Francisco. As the site of future transportation and public realm investments, as well as a series of high-density high-rise housing developments, this subset of the Market & Octavia Plan deserves a closer look. Join us for a tour and discussion of the neighborhood and some of the key projects surrounding the Hub. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + Lily Langlois / San...
Jul
6
Wed
Oakland

Drinks & Discourse - Tumml

Young Urbanists 6:00 p.m.
Advances in technology, passionate advocacy, innovative thinking and development continue to enable Bay Area to evolve and a handful of cutting-edge leaders are leading the charge. Come grab a beer and hear from the key people who are shaping the region’s future. In this installment of SPUR’s newest Young Urbanist series, we talk with the founders Tumml — a non-profit with an incredibly successful track record of incubating startups that positively impact the cities around us — to hear their...
Jul
7
Thu
San Jose

Next Stop: Good TOD

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Urbanists have all learned that growing homes and jobs in dense urban locations near transit is the right thing to do. But how do those concepts really hit the ground? How are priorities set, and who makes it happen? Join BART, Caltrain and VTA for a conversation about their visions for high-quality transit-oriented development and the efforts currently underway. + Sean Brooks / BART + Ron Golem / VTA + Elizabeth Scanlon / Caltrain
Jul
12
Tue
San Francisco

Can You Make a Living as an Urban Farmer?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Urban agriculture provides education, places for people to gather and greenspaces in cities. But what about jobs and livelihoods? Numerous city farming and urban gardening projects with a commercial focus have popped up in the Bay Area in the past decade. Join us for a conversation about the viability of commercial urban agriculture with the urban farmers whose businesses have put down roots. + Caitlyn Galloway / Little City Gardens + Lara Hermanson / Farmscape ​ + Kelly Carlisle / Acta Non Verba
Jul
12
Tue
San Jose

Is the Gas Tax Here to Stay?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Can the “gas tax” — long a surefire means to fund transportation infrastructure — continue to serve as a primary source of transportation revenue for California? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the gas tax compared to alternatives such as mileage fees, vehicle registration fees and sales taxes? Co-presented by the Mineta Transportation Institute. + Asha Weinstein Agrawal / Mineta Transportation Institute
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