May 2019

May
9
Thu
San Jose

What Palo Alto Is Doing to Address the Housing Crisis

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
In February 2018, Palo Alto’s city council adopted a Housing Work Plan to address the housing affordability crisis. Since then, the council has adopted a set of zoning changes to allow more housing in mixed-use commercial districts and to incentivize the creation of additional in-law units. As part of Affordable Housing Week, join us to learn more about these efforts and the changes expected later this year to generate critical “missing middle” homes. Co-presented by SV @ Home and Palo...
May
14
Tue
San Francisco

Touring San Francisco’s First Green Benefit District

Tour 4:30 p.m.
While there are 16 benefit districts across San Francisco, the Dogpatch/NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD) was the first district of its kind in the city. Created by a coalition of neighbors in order to improve the community’s parks and streetscapes, the GBD, which focuses specifically on greening the public realm, has already made great strides in achieving its goals. Join us as we tour the projects already completed in the district and get a sneak peek at what is in store for this rapidly changing neighborhood.
May
15
Wed
Oakland

2020 Census: Everyone Counts

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
In just over a year, people from all sectors will undertake a massive effort that underpins our democracy: counting every person in the country as part of the 2020 Census. That tally of people is the foundation for determining representation in Congress, funding for crucial public services (like affordable housing and transportation) and more. A successful census will fully count those who are often hard to reach, such as renters, children, people experiencing homelessness, immigrants and people with limited English proficiency. Come to an action-oriented event to learn about the efforts already underway in Oakland and to discuss the role each of us can play in ensuring equitable success. Co-presented by New America CA.
May
16
Thu
Oakland

2019 SPUR Summer Parties | Oakland

SPUR Summer Party
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual SPUR Oakland Member Party! This house and street party will feature DJs, drinks and delicious small plates from local vendors.
May
21
Tue
Oakland

Big Dreams for Bay Crossings

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
With current discussions actively focusing on Dumbarton rail, a second transbay tube and ferries galore, the future of travel across the San Francisco Bay is poised to look a lot different than it currently does. Regional growth that refuses to slow and an aging Transbay Tube greatly heighten the need for more, and better, options to cross the bay. Join panelists as they discuss the land use, technical and political decisions that lay ahead to make our big dreams for bay crossing come true.
May
21
Tue
Oakland

New Forms of Entrepreneurship

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
Join SPUR and the Kapor Center this spring for a three-part series about how tech can be done right. The employment landscape of the future could look far different than what we’re familiar with today. With the advent of new technology, including advanced robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, what will the good jobs of the future look like? What will it take to build an equitable blue-collar tech workforce? In part three of the conversation, we’ll learn how new forms of entrepreneurship are expanding the definition of the workforce. Co-presented by the Kapor Center.
May
23
Thu
Oakland

A Vision for Megaregional Rail

Lunchtime Forum 12:30 p.m.
As part of the Regional Strategy Initiative, SPUR and its partners have developed a proposal for a comprehensive rail network across the Northern California megaregion. Built on top of the existing network but enhanced by strategic investments, this new system could provide service anywhere around the bay in one hour and across the region in 90 minutes, all day long, while providing a framework for more sustainable growth. Hear more about the plan from experts in transit and regional planning
May
30
Thu
San Francisco

Is Local Media a Type of Public Space?

Evening Forum 6:00 p.m.
What role does local media play in our cities? Studies have shown that local newspapers increase the accountability of local government, keeping bureaucratic costs down while serving as a democratizing force. Is it time to consider local media to be a type of public space, subsidized in recognition of its function as a public good? Join us as we discuss whether media can and should be used to further public interests and the benefits that might come from doing so. Co-presented by Department of Here.

June 2019

Jun
12
Wed
San Jose

2019 SPUR Summer Parties | San Jose

SPUR Summer Party
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual San Jose Member Party! Hosted at downtown's San Pedro Square Market, the party will feature live music, entertainment and cocktails and small plates from local vendors.
Jun
20
Thu
San Francisco

2019 SPUR Summer Parties | San Francisco

SPUR Summer Party
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual San Francisco Member Party! This house and street party will feature DJs, dancing, several bars and delicious small plates from local vendors. 
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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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