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Upcoming Events

May 2021

A picture of the region
May
13
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Building a Better Future for the Region

Lunchtime Forum to
Three years, two dozen policy reports and over 170 recommendations later, the SPUR Regional Strategy will land today! The next step will be working with partners across the Bay Area to implement these bold proposals. Come hear from SPUR’s team of policy researchers about this enormous effort and get answers to your questions about how we as a region can build the future we want.
A view across Oakland to San Francisco
May
13
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Championing a Bay Area for All

Evening Forum to
To commemorate the release of the SPUR Regional Strategy, some of the Bay Area’s most inspiring leaders will discuss the value of regionalism and its role in advancing a future that everyone deserves. Join SPUR President and CEO Alicia John-Baptiste in conversation with Tomiquia Moss, Founder and CEO of All Home; Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation; and Alfredo Pedroza, Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Oakland and San Francisco, connected by the Bay Bridge
May
18
Tue
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Transportation as a Means for Justice

Lunchtime Forum to
In 2020, TransForm welcomed Darnell Grisby as the organization’s new Executive Director. Under his leadership, TransForm is poised to advance an anti-racist vision and strategy to meet the Bay Area’s most pressing transit and housing challenges. Join us for a conversation between SPUR’s President and CEO and one of our region’s leading transportation advocates about how more just transportation systems can fuel a transition to an economy that works better for everyone.
Traffic on the Bay Bridge
May
20
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Will California's Transportation Future Be Federally Funded?

Evening Forum to
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act allocated $305 billion dollars in transportation spending over five years, but it's coming up for reauthorization. At the same time, the White House has centered sustainable and equitable transportation spending in its plans for economic recovery. How can these two opportunities dovetail to benefit California? Join a panel of transportation leaders for a discussion about federal transportation reauthorization and the opportunities and risks that this reauthorization holds for our state.
The inside of the California State Capitol
May
24
Mon
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Office Hours with SPUR's State Policy Director

Evening Forum to
Because our programming doesn't always have the time to establish a base level of understanding on a particular topic or dive deeply into the nuances of a specific policy recommendation, we've created Office This month, we’re joined by Michael Lane, SPUR’s State Policy Director. Join us for an engaging hour where you bring the questions — and your lunch — and our policy leaders provide the answers
Market Street in San Francisco busy with buses and bikers
May
26
Wed
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

The Future of California Transportation Policy

Evening Forum to
Over the past year, more people have changed where they go and how they get around than ever before. How will our state's transportation policy react? Come hear from the new chairs of the California State Senate and the State Assembly transportation committees, Senator Lena Gonzalez and Assemblymemer Laura Friedman, about their vision for the future of California's transportation policy.

June 2021

Art in Paris' La Défense neighborhood
Jun
2
Wed
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

City/Cité: Translating Arts and Urban Development

Special Program to
New developments can radically alter not only the physical form of a place, but also who can, and will, live, shop, work and feel safe there. A single project can serve as an inflection point in a community, with the changes it brings echoing throughout the neighborhood. What can developers and municipalities do to implement culture- and artist-friendly policies in their projects to ensure more equitable cities? How can artists help define and advocate for these policies? Join us to learn about innovative urban and cultural experimentation occurring in both California and France, and the new projects that are shaping places for everyone to belong. Co-presented by California Humanities and Villa San Francisco.
5M Project at Fifth and Minna
Jun
3
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Affordable Housing, Homelessness and Equity: How Do We Move Forward?

Evening Forum to
The Bay Area is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country but, unfortunately, a surplus of policy recommendations, new construction methods, progressive leadership, the COVID-19 pandemic, calls for greater equity and an acceleration in housing production over the past decade haven’t moved the needle to any considerable degree. Why has that been the case, and what can be done? What strategies and policies have proven to be effective, and what barriers stand in the way of solutions and real change? Join us to discuss what it will take to make major strides forward in creating a Bay Area that is affordable to everyone.
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.