August 2018

Aug
21
Tue
Oakland

State of Regionalism: Transportation

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
As part of the SPUR Regional Strategy, we are assessing the state of regionalism and regional governance on a variety of issues, including transportation. How are transportation decisions made across the region and at what levels of government? What crucial future issues do we need to plan for now? Join a panel of experts to describe the landscape of transportation decision-making in the Bay Area and how it might evolve in the coming decades. + Tess Lengyel / Alameda County...
Aug
22
Wed
San Jose

The Economic Impact of Hospitals

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Though known primarily for their high-quality patient care and community health advocacy, the hospitals of Santa Clara County are also one of the region’s strongest economic drivers, generating more than $18.5 billion in spending annually, more than 90,000 jobs and $10.7 billion in labor earnings. In addition, hospital growth is set to fuel the Bay Area’s construction industry over the next five years. Join us to learn more about how these facilities foster not just our health, but our economy...
Aug
22
Wed
Oakland

What’s in Store for the Grocery Industry?

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
The grocery business is changing. Shifting consumer preferences, business consolidation and evolving supply chains are all influencing where we get our food and what’s in the aisles. As longtime staples of our communities, grocery stores will continue to impact community economic development, neighborhood planning, the shape of the workforce and more. Join us to hear about current trends and the future of the grocery industry. Co-presented by the Berkeley Food Institute. + Jim Araby / United Food and Commercial Workers...
Aug
23
Thu
San Francisco

State of Regionalism: Sustainability

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
As part of the SPUR Regional Strategy, we are assessing the state of regionalism and regional governance on a variety of issues, including sustainability. The Bay Area has long been a national leader in promoting environmental solutions. Saving the Bay, preserving the greenbelt and ensuring clean air are some of our region’s great successes, but as the region continues to grow, countless new challenges will materialize. Who should be in charge of these issues as they arise? Join us to...
Aug
23
Thu
San Francisco

Behind the Scenes: Off the Grid at the Presidio

Tour 4:00 p.m.
Each week all over the Bay Area, Off the Grid creates public gatherings with food trucks, music and more. If that wasn’t enough, this year the company is also introducing modular pop-up retail spaces. But producing these events is no small feat, and much of the work is hidden from view. Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at Off the Grid with its founder as we tour Presidio Twilight, San Francisco’s own backyard campfire. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. +...
Aug
23
Thu
San Francisco

Making Architecture Great Again!

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
Stephen Schafer is an award-winning photographer who has built a long career specializing in photographing the United States' most important architectural structures. When not shooting for the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Historic American Engineering Record or the Historic American Landscapes Survey, however, he can be found documenting the exact opposite on Remarkable Architecture . From gargantuan chimneys to buildings unintentionally shaped like roosters, come peak at the wacky underbelly of our built environment as we see some of the...
Aug
28
Tue
San Jose

City Trivia Night 12

Young Urbanists 6:00 p.m.
City Trivia Night is back by popular demand at SPUR San Jose! Join us for this ultimate showcase of urbanist talent and planning geekery. Bring your own team or join up with other urbanists at the event to compete for the crown and prizes.
Aug
29
Wed
San Francisco

Transbay: A Neighborhood, Not Just a Terminal

Tour 4:00 p.m.
When the city decided to build the Transbay Transit Center, it also planned for a new high-rise neighborhood of jobs and housing that would support the anticipated high-intensity transit. Most of these buildings are now under construction or complete. Join two experts for a walking tour of this new district to see what’s sprouting up and learn the story behind planning the neighborhood. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + John King / San Francisco Chronicle + Joshua Switzky / San Francisco Planning Department
Aug
30
Thu
San Francisco

Managing Sea Level Rise by “Nature’s Jurisdictions”

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Places near the Bay’s shoreline are incredibly vulnerable to future sea level rise. Given geologic processes, current land uses and shoreline types, what measures are best suited to help these places adapt? Join us for an advance look at an innovative new planning tool being developed by SPUR and the San Francisco Estuary Institute that will help the region adjust to the impacts of climate change. + Laura Tam / SPUR + Julie Beagle / San Francisco Estuary Institute
Aug
30
Thu
San Jose

New Homes on the Alameda

Tour 4:00 p.m.
Modera the Alameda is a brand-new five-story residential development that will offer 168 apartments just steps from transit-rich Diridon Station. Featuring 18,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, with near adjacency to the planned Diridon Station and within a short walk to all that downtown offers, the project is a successful embodiment of San Jose’s urban village goals. Join us for a tour of this exciting new development. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. + Himanshu Brahmbhatt / Mill Creek Residential...

October 2018

Oct
30
Tue
San Francisco

2018 Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon

Silver SPUR Luncheon 11:00 a.m.
The Silver SPUR Award is the most prominent award for lifetime civic achievement in San Francisco. 

March 2019

Mar
29
Fri
San Jose

2019 SPUR Impact Awards

SPUR Impact Awards
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The SPUR Impact Awards will acknowledge outstanding impact by public sector employees in city and county government in Santa Clara County, honoring those making a difference, within government and the community at large. Award recipients will be recognized for significant accomplishments in the areas of housing, transportation, placemaking and urban design, and sustainability and resilience.   SPUR Impact Awards Friday, March 29, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043   Sponsorships available >>  
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