San Francisco

How Can We Build Megaprojects Right? 

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, May 2, 2019

The track record for megaproject implementation has been spotty in California, particularly here in the Bay Area. These large-scale infrastructure projects involve many complications and are typically implemented more slowly and more expensively than initially projected. Are such difficulties just par for the course for such endeavors? Are the odds stacked against us when building them? What can other professions teach us about quality assurance processes and learning from past mistakes? Come find out how we might do megaprojects right. 

+ Eric Eidlin / City of San Jose
+ Dena Belzer / Strategic Economics
+ Alix Bockelman / MTC
+ Shannon Peloquin / McKinsey & Company
+ Jay Witherspoon / CH2M

Location

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

Admission

free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event. 

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Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

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