San Francisco

Innovating Interim Uses

Evening Forum

One unfortunate effect of the arduous process of building housing in the Bay Area is that development sites, often vacant lots, sit unused for long periods of time while financing, approvals and design take place. But now, a new form of interim use strategy that focuses on these underutilized sites is emerging. Come explore the challenges and opportunities of interim projects and how they can temporarily transform urban environments with engaging and beneficial uses while addressing pressing social issues.

+ Douglas Burnham / Envelope A+D
+ Julie Leadbetter / EveryOne Home
+ Annie Ledbury / EBALDC
+ Will Goodman / Strada Investment Group
+ Neil Hrushowy / San Francisco Planning Department
+ Brad Leibin / David Baker Architects


Free for the public. Our first event of the month in each city is free for everyone.

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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