San José

SOLD OUT! Revitalizing Downtown San José: Envisioning the Future of Public Life in the City [In-Person Program]

In-Person Forum


San Pedro Street, San José
This event is currently sold out. Interested in being added to the waitlist? Email us at [email protected]

Downtown San José has experienced many cycles of focus for investment and resources, all while it continues to grow its residential capacity. Local parks like Guadalupe River Park, St. James, and Plaza de Cesar Chavez are on the receiving end of bold visions for urbanized public spaces, and yet many storefronts continue to sit vacant. What are the critical areas of focus for the sustainable and effective activation of streets and the public realm in Downtown San José? Join us for a lively conversation about what it will take to make Downtown a social destination, but also how these efforts can offer a positive future vision that elected officials, stakeholders, and community can share and build collectively.

  • Jason Su / Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
  • Chloe Shipp / San José Downtown Association
  • Brendan Rawson / San José Jazz
  • Edwin Tan / SJSU
  • Erika Pinto / SPUR
  • Fred Buzo / SPUR


Free. Doors open at 4:30pm.

This event is sold out.

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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 [email protected] 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.