San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Integrating Planning with Nature

Over the next century, the San Francisco Bay Area is poised to face three major challenges: adapting to a changing climate, adding infill development to accommodate a growing population and maintaining natural and working lands in the face of development pressure. Despite appearing to be disparate, these problems are deeply interrelated and planning across traditionally siloed sectors will be necessary to generate effective, cross-cutting solutions. Join us for a conversation about how solutions like the implementation of nature-based strategies in rural and densifying urban landscapes can maximize our communities' preparedness for future climate conditions while providing a wide variety of benefits to people and ecosystems. This program was made in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Donor Circle for the Environment. 

Co-presented by the San Francisco Estuary Institute and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority.

+ Micaela Bazo / San Francisco Estuary Institute
+ Erica Spotswood / San Francisco Estuary Institute
+ Letitia Grenier / San Francisco Estuary Institute
+ Michelle Huttenhoff / SPUR
+ Laura Feinstein / SPUR
+ Jake Smith / Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
+ Marc Landgraf / Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
+ Matt Freeman / Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority


SPUR Digital Discourse
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 the public.

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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

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