A 'Bigger Picture' for the Bay Area

Lunchtime Forum


An aerial photo of Oakland and San Francisco
Photo by Flickr user Doc Searls

As part of its forward-looking Regional Strategy, SPUR and AECOM, along with a taskforce of community stakeholders in San Francisco, San José and Oakland, identified seven key sites spread across the Bay Area’s three central cities that are prime opportunities to tackle major regional challenges through local planning processes. Ranging from open space gems like the Guadalupe River Park to transit-rich development locations like the Oakland Coliseum, the ‘Bigger Pictures’ developed for each site envision a fully-realized and brighter future. Come learn about the process behind selecting each location and explore a possible future for some of our region’s most underutilized and underappreciated assets.

+ Hugo Errazuriz/ AECOM
+ Stephen Engblom / AECOM
+ Michelle Huttenhoff / SPUR
+ Ronak Davé Okoye / SPUR


Read more about SPUR's Bigger Pictures:
The Bigger Picture: Five Ideas for Transforming the San Francisco Waterfront
The Bigger Picture: Seven Ideas for Downtown San José

This program is generously sponsored by:
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