July 2016

Jul
28
Thu
Oakland

Creating Pathways for Oaklanders to Creative Jobs

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
What is the role of high schools, community colleges, apprenticeships and other training programs in helping Oakland youth build the skills necessary to become part of the knowledge economy? Join us as we learn from experts in this field. + Derick Lee / San Leandro Chamber of Commerce + Mark Martin / California Community Colleges + Jose Corona / City of Oakland + Ray Boyle / Our City
Jul
28
Thu
San Jose

POSTPONED: Laying the Groundwork for Innovation

Walking Tour 12:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond SPUR's control, we have had to cancel this event. We're currently working with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to find a new date and time that will work and apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause. Last fall, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office opened its West Coast office in San Jose, cementing the city’s role as a true innovator in Silicon Valley. But what actually occurs there, and what impact has it...
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.
If you are interested in participating in any SPUR meetings, seminars, conferences, programs and/or walking tours and require auxiliary aids or services for your disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts), please submit your request to SPUR at least five (5) business days in advance of the SPUR event by contacting the Public Programming team at 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 (2) business days in advance. SPUR reserves the right to deny specific requests for qualified interpreters or qualified readers to individuals who repeatedly submit requests for auxiliary aids/services and fail to cancel at least two (2) business days in advance.​

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