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May 2020

May
26
Tue
San José

Creating Model Places

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
How can the Bay Area equitably add 4 million people in the next half-century without sprawling? As part of our Regional Strategy initiative, SPUR is developing a vision for how all types of places around the region can accommodate their share of the projected growth in a way that reflects our shared values and makes for more inclusive, accessible and resilient places. Come explore how we can create model places through more humanizing patterns of growth.
May
26
Tue
San José

POSTPONED: A Councilmember-Led Tour of District 3

Tour 4:00 p.m.
District 3 is the urban heart of San Jose and serves as its cultural, civic and economic center. Comprised of the city’s downtown and several of its most diverse neighborhoods, the district has seen the bulk of San Jose’s recent urban growth and will be home to much of Google’s new campus. Join Councilmember Raul Peralez for a tour of his district and see the area through the eyes of the person elected to represent it.
May
26
Tue
San Francisco

Making Transit Accessible for All

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
In April, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is due to launch its new means-based fare program. In an effort to make public transit a more affordable option, the program offers discounts for fares on BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Muni to low-income riders using a Clipper Card. Come learn more about the pilot program, how it will work and its desired outcomes.
May
27
Wed
Oakland

NEW DATE: Doing Community Benefits Right

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
Major development projects across the Bay Area are often governed by contracts that stipulate project-specific community benefits as a condition of their approval. But what do good community benefits look like, and how can we switch from the time-intensive, one-off application of these benefits to a citywide approach that is mutually advantageous for developers, community groups and the city?
May
27
Wed
Oakland

Drinks and Discourse: Oakland Airport's Bryant Francis

Young Urbanists 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 Bryant Francis, director of aviation at the Port of Oakland. Come learn about the airport’s role as one of the region’s three international airports, its economic impact on the city, its plans for the future, and much more.
May
28
Thu
San José

Drinks and Discourse: City Librarian Jill Bourne

Young Urbanists 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 Jill Bourne, director of libraries for San Jose. Come learn about the responsibilities of the city librarian, the challenges around providing access to information across the 10th-largest city in the country, the role of libraries in an increasingly digital society and much more.
May
28
Thu
San Francisco

Using Density to Enrich Daily Life

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
If we truly want to improve our cities, it is imperative to shift the conversation from simply where we place density to how we can improve the quality of a city by enriching daily life. Join Bay Area civic leaders, designers and advocates for a series of lightning talks about how they create positive dialogue around the benefits density can bring — rather than just presenting density as the medicine that neighborhoods need to swallow to avert affordability, equity and climate crises. Co-presented by Gehl.
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