San Francisco

Exhibition Opening: Safe Enough to Stay

Special Program

Damaged residences, Northridge Earthquake. Image courtesy of Jonathan Nourok.

When a major earthquake strikes the Bay Area, the lives of San Franciscans will be enormously disrupted, and it could take months to reestablish essential services. Estimates show that only 75 percent of the city’s current housing stock will provide adequate shelter for residents after a large earthquake. This means San Francisco is at risk of losing its most important asset: its people.

This exhibition explores what it will take to make San Francisco’s housing Safe Enough to Stay. See what damage earthquakes have caused in Chile, Japan and right here in the Bay Area. Visit a recreation of a San Francisco apartment to see what living in a retrofitted home might be like after a major earthquake. Learn what steps we should take to make San Francisco a Resilient City.

Join us on opening night for refreshments, gallery talks, and more as you learn about SPUR’s recommendations to help San Francisco achieve shelter in place standards and what will it will take to make sure our housing is Safe Enough to Stay.

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Suggested donation $10 for SPUR members and general public.

The Safe Enough to Stay exhibition is generously sponsored by ULI San Francisco.


Open to the Public
$10 suggested donation
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Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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