November 2018

Nov
27
Tue
San Jose

Learning From Tokyo

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Tokyo, as a high-tech, globally connected waterfront city that contends with frequent earthquakes, is a fascinating counterpoint to the Bay Area. Though the similarities end there. It has one of the world’s best transportation systems and has built enough housing to remain affordable, but its relentless density and culture of unsentimental self-demolition can be jarring. Come gain insights and lessons from our recent study trip. + Ben Grant / SPUR + Keiko Murayama / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill + Rob...
Nov
28
Wed
San Francisco

Generation Priced Out

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
The new book, Generation Priced Out, poses the pressing question: who gets to live in the new urban America? A call-to-action for one of the most widely-felt and deep-rooted issues affecting Americans today, the book tells the stories of residents, politicians and developers in over a dozen cities impacted by the housing crisis. Join us for a conversation with the author of this must-read work. + Randy Shaw / Tenderloin Housing Clinic + Adhi Nagraj / SPUR
Nov
28
Wed
Oakland

How City Governments Help Design Transportation Megaprojects

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Transportation megaprojects, such as rail extensions, are large, complex and expensive. Because they must be planned with skill and precision, their design has typically been left to transportation agencies. However, as cities begin to realize the often profound place-defining effects that these megaprojects have on the communities in which they're inserted, many local governments have taken it upon themselves to influence how this infrastructure is shaped. Come hear about why cities in the Bay Area are choosing to play a...
Nov
28
Wed
San Jose

How New Food Assistance Requirements Will Impact Our Communities

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
For many years, most states have not required recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as CalFresh in California, to work. New policy changes affecting counties throughout the state, however, now compel able-bodied adults without dependents to demonstrate that they are either working or in job training in order to receive CalFresh benefits. Already in effect in San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, these changes will have particularly strong impacts on many benefit recipients, especially youth and...
Nov
29
Thu
San Francisco

Northern California and the Failure of Politics

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
How could Northern California, the wealthiest and most politically progressive region in the United States, become one of the earliest epicenters of the foreclosure crisis? A new book tells the story of the suburbanization of poverty, the failures of regional planning, and the growth of sprawl, NIMBYism, and political fragmentation. Join the book’s author to discuss how we can finally weave scattered fragments of our region into a more equitable, and functional, whole. + Alex Schafran / University of Leeds

March 2019

Mar
6
Wed
San Francisco

2019 Good Government Awards

Good Government Awards 5:30 p.m.
For the past 39 years, the Good Government Awards have recognized outstanding job performance for those serving the City and County of San Francisco. This is a unique opportunity to acknowledge the City's top managers for their leadership, vision and ability to make a difference, both within city government and the community at large. Award winners will be recognized at the Good Government Awards on March 6, 2019. We hope you will join us!
Mar
22
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 22, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043   Sponsorships available >>  
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