San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Downtown on a Precipice: Imagining the San Francisco of Tomorrow

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A bird's-eye image of downtown San Francisco
Photo by Flickr user michaelestigoy

There is no question that downtown San Francisco has been radically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The neighborhoods that account for the city’s densest core have become shadows of their former selves, with vacant streets and countless beloved businesses shuttered — many of them permanently. However, with several major companies setting dates for their employees to return, a new normal will soon take shape. But should this new normal, one that will likely reflect a downtown that we’re all familiar with, be enough? Or should we be aiming for something more transformational? From the easily implementable to the blue-sky and aspirational, what are the policy moves, design innovations and best practices that San Franciscans should be considering as we navigate the post-pandemic future of this critical part of the city? Join us for a series of inspiring, rapid-fire presentations about what the future could — and should — hold for downtown San Francisco.

+ Andrea Evans / Tipping Point Community
+ Andrew Robinson / East Cut Community Benefit District
+ Cassandra Costello / SF Travel
+ Deborah Cullinan / Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
+ Brian Wiedenmeier / San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
+ Maia Small / San Francisco Planning Department
+ Angela Wu / KPF

 

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