August 2018

Aug
23
Thu
San Francisco

Making Architecture Great Again!

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
Stephen Schafer is an award-winning photographer who has built a long career specializing in photographing the United States' most important architectural structures. When not shooting for the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Historic American Engineering Record or the Historic American Landscapes Survey, however, he can be found documenting the exact opposite on Remarkable Architecture . From gargantuan chimneys to buildings unintentionally shaped like roosters, come peak at the wacky underbelly of our built environment as we see some of the...
Aug
28
Tue
San Jose

City Trivia Night 12

Young Urbanists 6:00 p.m.
City Trivia Night is back by popular demand at SPUR San Jose! Join us for this ultimate showcase of urbanist talent and planning geekery. Bring your own team or join up with other urbanists at the event to compete for the crown and prizes.
Aug
29
Wed
San Francisco

Transbay: A Neighborhood, Not Just a Terminal

Tour 4:00 p.m.
When the city decided to build the Transbay Transit Center, it also planned for a new high-rise neighborhood of jobs and housing that would support the anticipated high-intensity transit. Most of these buildings are now under construction or complete. Join two experts for a walking tour of this new district to see what’s sprouting up and learn the story behind planning the neighborhood. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + John King / San Francisco Chronicle + Joshua Switzky / San Francisco Planning Department
Aug
30
Thu
San Francisco

Managing Sea Level Rise by “Nature’s Jurisdictions”

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Places near the Bay’s shoreline are incredibly vulnerable to future sea level rise. Given geologic processes, current land uses and shoreline types, what measures are best suited to help these places adapt? Join us for an advance look at an innovative new planning tool being developed by SPUR and the San Francisco Estuary Institute that will help the region adjust to the impacts of climate change. + Laura Tam / SPUR + Julie Beagle / San Francisco Estuary Institute
Aug
30
Thu
San Jose

New Homes on the Alameda

Tour 4:00 p.m.
Modera the Alameda is a brand-new five-story residential development that will offer 168 apartments just steps from transit-rich Diridon Station. Featuring 18,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, with near adjacency to the planned Diridon Station and within a short walk to all that downtown offers, the project is a successful embodiment of San Jose’s urban village goals. Join us for a tour of this exciting new development. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + Himanshu Brahmbhatt / Mill Creek Residential...
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