San Francisco

Future of Cities

4:00 p.m. | Thursday, April 25, 2019

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

California's housing shortage has reached crisis levels, but Governor Newsom has proposed one solution: a plan to build 3.5 million units state-wide by 2025. But what is the feasibility of such a plan? Can it truly achieve it's goals across a state where developable and transit-accessible land is scarce and NIMBYism is fierce? Hear a discussion of the plan's benefits and drawbacks as panelists share their expertise and their own agendas to address the housing issues that are affecting California at the state, regional and local levels. Join us after the panel for a happy hour and networking reception. Presented by the Brown University Real Estate Group (BREG) San Francisco and the Brown Club of San Francisco.

+ Adhi Nagraj / McCormack Baron Salazar
+ Liam Dillon / Los Angeles Times
+ David Garcia / Terner Center at UC Berkeley
+ Rebecca Foster / San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund
+ Caitlyn Fox / Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
+ Matt Turner / Brown University


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


Free for the public. Pre-registration required.

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