Imagining Future Cities

We’re improving the SPUR event registration process.
SPUR has launched a new ticketing system and we're asking you to register for each event that you're planning to attend. This will help us keep you informed of any changes that may occur and enable us to better tailor our programming to your interests.

National Geographic recently published its vivid "Future Cities" issue, which presented a range of ideas and challenges for the world’s cities, most of which are expected to grow explosively in the coming decades. Hear from some of the issue's major contributors in discussion with local thinkers about how these forward-thinking ideas can apply to a changing 21st century Bay Area and investigate the ways that grand aspiration can influence reality. Generously sponsored by Bank of the West.

+ Molly Turner / UC Berkeley
+ Peter Calthorpe / HDR | Calthorpe
+ Saki Mizuguchi / SOM
+ Pete Kindel / SOM


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is required >>

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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.

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 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.