San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Examining the Post-Retail City

Even before the pandemic struck, the fate of retail and “main street” activity in our cities was unclear due to the rise of e-commerce, the cost of labor and other trends. This year, an advanced studio course at California College of Arts tackled this question, which has become even more poignant in the COVID-19 era. Join us to examine the studio’s proposals — which have evolved from the nascent forms unveiled at SPUR in February — in a roundtable discussion with experts and stakeholders as we consider the future of neighborhood public life in cities.

+ Christina Cho Yoo / California College of Arts
+ Christopher Roach / California College of Arts
+ Pierre Lagarde / The East Cut CBD
+ Maia Small / San Francisco Planning
+ Seth Boor / Boor Projects
+ Vas Kiniris / Fillmore Merchants Association




Registrants will receive a link to this Digital Discourse a day in advance of the program. Later registrants will receive a link one hour prior to the program's start. Anyone registering less than an hour before the program may not receive a link.


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

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