San Francisco

Upside-Down Urbanism: What the Cities of the Bay Area Can Learn from Sydney [In-Person Event]

In-Person Forum


An inverted image of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline

SPUR’s former CEO, Gabriel Metcalf, spent the past four years in Sydney, Australia running the counterpart to SPUR, the Committee for Sydney. Please join us for his official “report back” on what he learned. Sydney is one of the fastest growing cities in the developed world, facing many of the same challenges that cities in North America face, but with a very different institutional context. Join us for a conversation about planning, politics, and place, from someone who is uniquely placed to share lessons between cities.

  • Gabe Metcalf / CEO Emeritus of SPUR
  • Sarah Karlinsky / SPUR

Event Recording



Doors will open 30 minutes in advance of the program.



This event is sold out.

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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