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  • Asha Agrawal
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    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 9, 2008
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      SPUR forums
      Held at 312 Sutter Street, 5th floor, from 12:30 - 1:30 (unless otherwise
      Free to members; $5 for the public
      Click here for a complete calendar of all events.

      Wednesday, July 9
      Reclaiming Public Space: A Cinematic Tour Around the World
      Does San Francisco have the political will to re-imagine, transform and
      reclaim its streets? Join us for an entertaining and inspiring series of
      short films -- courtesy of StreetFilms -- of successful efforts in Paris,
      Melbourne, Istanbul, Bogota, Portland and other cities to reclaim public
      space. Following this lunchtime screening, Niko Letunic of the local
      planning firm Eisen|Letunic lead an audience discussion of lessons for San

      Thursday, July 10
      Land use strategies under AB32
      On June 26th, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will release its
      draft Scoping Plan for implementation of AB32, California's landmark
      climate change legislation. What land-use strategies does CARB recommend?
      How effective will these policies be in changing land-use decisions in
      California? Join Stephanie Reyes from Greenbelt Alliance for an overview
      of the land use section of the Scoping Plan and for ClimatePlan's analysis
      of the recommendations.

      Tuesday, July 15
      SFpark: Unveiling the SFMTA's smart parking program
      Hear from Sonali Bose, the SFMTA's Chief Financial Officer and Jay Primus,
      SFpark manager, about the imminent rollout of SFpark, the SFMTA's new
      approach to parking management. SFpark will pilot test parking management
      approaches enabled by new technology and real-time information to make it
      easier to find and pay for parking. How will it work? When will it be
      operational? How does this support the SFMTA's larger mission of managing
      our transportation system?

      Wednesday, July 16
      LEED Neighborhood Design pilot project
      The LEED-ND pilot program launched last summer by the U.S. Green Building
      Council (USGBC), in conjunction with the Congress for the New Urbanism and
      the Natural Resources Defense Council, aims to address sustainability at a
      larger scale with a rating system for master planned communities. Among
      240 developments worldwide participating to the program, Station Park
      Green in San Mateo is one of the first to achieve recognition with LEED-ND
      Gold Level at Stage 1. Please join the project's urban designers and
      planners, SMWM's Patrick Vaucheret and Kam Subbarayan, developer Alan
      Talansky from EBL&S and USGBC Northern California Chapter Co-Chair Michael
      Kloefkorn for a discussion of the requirements, opportunities and
      challenges of this new LEED rating system.

      Tuesday, July 22
      How to Grow Green Collar Jobs
      Green collar jobs are being discussed by everyone, from presidential
      candidates to local workforce officials. A national organization, the
      Apollo Alliance, has written a key paper on this issue. Join Kate Gordon,
      National Program Director of Apollo Alliance, as she explains what green
      collar jobs are and what local communities can do to expand this
      fast-growing sector.

      Tuesday, July 29
      Adapting to our Future Climate: the SFPUC strategy
      Water and wastewater utilities are among the first responders to the
      threats of climate change, which include increased temperatures, snowmelt
      shifts, drought and storm incidence and rising seas. Nationally, as
      founder and chair of the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA), the SFPUC
      has been a leader in raising these issues. Join David Behar of the SFPUC's
      Water Enterprise for a discussion of both national and local initiatives
      to plan for and adapt to climate change within the water utility

      Wednesday, July 30
      TALL BUILDINGS: Innovations in Structural Engineering
      All over the world, mixed-use towers are reaching new heights and in the
      process creating the opportunity for far-reaching innovation in structural
      engineering and building technology. Mark Sarkisian, director of
      structural engineering for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's San Francisco
      office, will present recent projects in China, the Middle East and the
      United States that demonstrate how advances in engineering are providing
      for safer, more sustainable towers.

      Thursday, July 31
      Tour of Arterra, San Francisco's first LEED-certified residential
      Join Faraaz Mizra and Sylvia Kwan, both of Kwan Henmi
      Architecture/Planning, for a tour of Arterra, a 269-home development in
      Mission Bay. Environmentally beneficial design features low-VOC materials,
      energy efficient lighting and appliances, water conserving fixtures, green
      roofs and the use of Trespa for façade cladding for the first time in the

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