San Francisco

The Role of the Region

Evening Forum

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Later this summer, we will launch a new ticketing system and we'll be asking you to register for each event you're planning to attend. This will help us keep you informed of any changes and better tailor our schedules and offerings.


With nine counties and 101 municipalities, the Bay Area is governmentally partitioned. The decisions resulting from these divisions have profound impacts that resonate across the region, shaping how and where housing and commercial development is placed, how our disparate transportation systems are networked and more. Join us for a conversation between two of our region’s preeminent experts on regional planning as they discuss the balance between local and regional control and the role of transportation as both a connector and divider in our communities. Co-presented by the Northern California Section of the American Planning Association.

+ Therese McMillan / Metropolitan Transportation Commission
+ Egon Terplan / State of California Office of the Governor

Refund Policy

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

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.