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November 2020

Nov
4
Wed
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Post-Election Recap

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
This November election stands to be one of the most important and complicated in recent memory. With COVID-19 limiting access to in-person polling places, did mail-in voting work? How do the results of San Francisco's election relate to what's happening in California, or even across the country? In a much-loved tradition, SPUR and local political analysts provide a witty and incisive post-election recap.
Nov
10
Tue
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

How Can We Encourage the Mass Adoption of Walking and Biking?

Evening Forum 5:00 p.m.
The pandemic has generated a surge in walking, biking and other forms of active mobility. Hear from some of the region's most thoughtful cycling advocates and transportation experts as they explore what it will take to encourage the mass adoption of walking and biking in the Bay Area.
Nov
12
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Housing Elements 101

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
California requires all cities and counties to develop plans to meet their communities’ housing needs. These plans, known as housing elements, must be updated every five to eight years. This year, the City and County of San Francisco launched its housing element update. Come learn about the role of housing elements in developing equitable housing strategies in San Francisco, as well as across the state.
Nov
17
Tue
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Providing Efficient, Effective Access to the Social Safety Net

Lunchtime Forum 5:00 p.m.
The country’s social safety net provides critical assistance to vulnerable households. However, accessing the appropriate services can prove difficult due to a lack of information, the digital divide and other obstacles. Join us as representatives from local government and nonprofits share the role that they play in connecting people with the right benefits, the challenges caused by COVID-19 and the solutions that are proving successful.
Nov
19
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Coming Out of the Recession With a More Equitable Economy

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
At the beginning of 2020, the United States was a prime case study on economic inequality. With an income gap worse than all but five states, California fares no better than the rest of the country. Join us for a discussion of the big, bold policy tools that should be used to shape a more fair economy as we climb out of this recession.
Nov
19
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

The Future of Transportation in California

Evening Forum 5:00 p.m.
In 2019, Toks Omishakin was appointed director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Since then, Director Omishakin has been working to create a safe, sustainable and multimodal state transportation system. Join us for a conversation with Director Omishakin about what it will take to achieve his long-term mobility, equity and climate goals and build a transportation system that works for all.
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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