We believe education empowers people to take an active role in creating a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous region.

Most SPUR programs are free to attend. To view recordings and slide decks from previous events, visit the “Past Events” link below. For more information, see our Events FAQ page.

Location
Audience
Event Format
Policy Area
Date Range

April 2024

A festival takes place at Yerba Buena Gardens, with various San Francisco buildings seen in the background
Apr
20
Sat
San Francisco
Special Program to

Earth Day Festival 2024

SPUR and the Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy invite you to celebrate Earth Day with us at the Yerba Buena Gardens for a fun-filled, family-friendly day of live music, food, and interactive activities in partnership with the Children’s Creativity Museum, Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and SOMACC.
Image of Oakland Middle Harbor with the sun's reflection
Apr
24
Wed
San Francisco
In-Person Forum to

Roundtable: Are we headed into an Uninsurable Future?

If there’s one industry that should be responding to climate risk, it’s property insurers. What more could insurers be doing? What is the role of technology? This session will address these questions and more, in an interactive, provocative discussion format led by InsurTech founders building climate solutions.
Bay Bridge traffic
Apr
30
Tue
Online
Digital Discourse to

Beyond Gridlock: What SF Can Learn from NYC's Congestion Pricing Policy

Could congestion pricing be the key to meeting our mobility and sustainability goals? Most importantly, could it help create a more equitable transportation system? Come find out how New York City designed their policy, the process for moving it through approvals, and how it can serve as a model for the Bay Area.

May 2024

Photo of Mission Rock in San Francisco with view of water and building development
May
9
Thu
Online
Digital Discourse to

Partnerships for Equity: A Cross-Sector Approach to Empowering BIPOC Housing Developers

Join SPUR and Partnership for the Bay's Future to explore the pathways currently being carved out when experts from the public, private and nonprofit sectors illuminate the pioneering initiatives and steadfast support mechanisms championing the inclusion and success of BIPOC developers in shaping the housing landscape.
A Transportation Conversation with State Senator Scott Wiener
May
10
Fri
Business Member Event
San Francisco
In-Person Forum to

A Transportation Conversation with State Senator Scott Wiener

Join us for a conversation with State Senator Scott Wiener, a longtime champion of housing and mobility for all Californians. This year, he has made transportation his top priority. Senator Wiener has recently introduced enabling legislation for a new regional transportation measure that could help fund public transit as well as two groundbreaking bills to end the epidemic of traffic deaths. Hear from Senator Wiener about these bills, his vision, and the growing momentum for improving California's transportation system.
Aerial view of Sacramento skyline
May
16
Thu
Online
Digital Discourse to

View from Sacramento: State Housing Legislation Roundup and Budget Update

Join us as we hear from veteran Sacramento lobbyists and senior housing advocates about several of the key state housing bills currently making their way through the legislative process as well as the prospects for affordable housing funding in the state budget.
Ideas + Action, May 30, 2024 at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
May
30
Thu
San Francisco + Online
Ideas + Action to

Ideas + Action 2024: The Future of Cities

Join SPUR for Ideas + Action 2024: The Future of Cities as we explore topics including accommodating regional growth, the evolution of downtowns, responding to climate change, and creating inclusive public spaces.

October 2024

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.