August 2019

Aug
20
Tue
San Francisco

How Will Tall Buildings React in the Big One?

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
San Francisco has recently completed the Tall Buildings Safety Strategy, a first-of-its-kind, in-depth study of all buildings 240 feet in height — 156 of them. The strategy is just one of many innovative programs and initiatives geared to improve the city’s preparedness and ability to recover in the event of a major earthquake. Join us to learn about its key recommendations and San Francisco's efforts to strengthen the integrity and resilience of the city’s infrastructure, neighborhoods and residents.
Aug
21
Wed
San Jose

POSTPONED: The Impacts of Impact Fees

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Hamstrung by Prop. 13, cities often rely on the impact fees from new development to fund infrastructure or other necessary investments. While they can be an important tool, these fees also increase the price of new construction, sometimes rendering projects unfeasible in a high-cost environment like the Bay Area. With this in mind, what are best practices for ensuring that cities have a funding tool while still enabling new development to occur? How are cities and the state thinking about fees today? Join us for a conversation with researchers, city staff and developers grappling with these tensions. Co-presented by SV@Home.
Aug
22
Thu
San Francisco

The Role of the Region

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
With nine counties and 101 municipalities, the Bay Area is governmentally partitioned. The decisions resulting from these divisions have profound impacts that resonate across the region, shaping how and where housing and commercial development is placed, how our disparate transportation systems are networked and more. Join us for a conversation between two of our region’s preeminent experts on regional planning as they discuss the balance between local and regional control and the role of transportation as both a connector and divider in our communities.
Aug
28
Wed
San Jose

Sunnyvale’s CityLine Takes Shape

Tour 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the transformative redevelopment of 36 acres in downtown Sunnyvale. Currently under construction, the CityLine project will ultimately include about 850,000 square feet of office space, nearly 700 units of housing and more than 550,000 square feet of retail and entertainment uses, along with $20 million of investment in new infrastructure, from open space and outdoor seating to better connections to the adjacent Caltrain station.
Aug
28
Wed
Oakland

Drinks and Discourse: The Oakland A’s Lydia Tan

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
Grab a drink and hear from the key people who are shaping the region’s future. In this installment of SPUR’s inspiring Drinks and Discourse series, we sit down with Lydia Tan, the managing director of real estate with the Oakland A’s. Come hear about her career path, her thoughts on the Bay Area’s growth and how three decades of real estate industry experience positioned her to guide one of the Athletics’ most important decisions in decades.

October 2019

March 2020

Mar
4
Wed
San Francisco

2020 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.    SAVE THE DATE GOOD GOVERNMENT AWARDS 2020 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020
Mar
20
Fri
San Jose

SPUR Impact Awards

SPUR Impact Awards 11:30 a.m.
The SPUR Impact Awards acknowledges outstanding impact by public sector employees in city and county government in Santa Clara County who are making a difference within government and the community at large in the areas of housing, transportation, placemaking and urban design, and sustainability and resilience.
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 publicprograms@spur.org 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.

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