Community Calendar

May 16, 2017

What Should the Region Be Doing About Housing?

It’s no secret that the Bay Area is grappling with a regional housing shortage and all the negative consequences that come with it. Many argue that this is a regional issue that that needs a regional vision and regional tools. What is the role of regional government on housing? How can jurisdictions better collaborate across boundaries? Come tackle these thorny questions with our panel. Co-presented by Northern California APA and SV@Home.   Panel: + Leslye Corsiglia / Silicon Valley @ Home+ Ken…
May 24, 2017

Zoning at 100: A Look Forward

What is the role of zoning in the Bay Area’s housing shortage? A new body of research is examining the role of local land regulation like zoning — often a reflection of local homeowner concerns rather than regional imperatives — in limiting the supply of housing. Come hear a panel of experts explore the interaction of zoning, policy and the housing market. Co-presented by Northern California APA.   Learn more! 
May 30, 2017

Why Does Housing Cost So Much?

In 2014, The Urbanist ran an article titled “The Real Cost of Building Housing,” which looked at the exorbitant cost of construction in San Francisco. Over the past three years, these costs have continued to escalate. Join the panel to hear how the situation has evolved and how it impacts efforts to address our housing shortage. Co-presented by SFHAC.   Learn more here! 
June 21, 2017

SPUR: From Reservoir to Residential

In 2009, San Francisco adopted the Balboa Park Station Area Plan as part of its Better Neighborhoods Program, resulting in new mixed-use development, public space and pedestrian improvements along Ocean Avenue, as well as new concepts for the Upper Yard and Balboa Reservoir parcels in this transit-oriented yet lower-profile area. Come get an update on the impact of the plan and hear about the challenges and opportunities that remain.   Learn more.