SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Economic crisis in the megaregion

"As a result of the recession, some Central Valley communities are facing
an acute economic crisis. From Modesto to Stockton, the concerns go far
beyond foreclosures and unemployment. What are the origins of this
crisis and how do they relate to the Bay Area? This forum will look at
the recession through the lens of the megaregion, a framework that
relates causes and impacts across Northern California. With geographers
and planners Alex Schafran and Hugo Lefebvre."

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

This Week in Livable Streets Events

|
This week is packed full of stimulating discussions to work your brain, and wraps up with the last Sunday Streets of the season to work your body. The Labor History Bike Tour will do a little of both! Here are the week’s highlights. Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Job sprawl and the polycentric megaregion. Is the […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Bay Area’s economic outlook

|
From SPUR: Is the economy better, or worse, than we think? What industries are most likely to grow in 2011? What might happen with the unemployment rate? How are specific places in the Bay Area faring compared to the rest of the country? How might the economic crisis continue to affect public budgets and the public sector’s role in helping shape […]

San Francisco’s economic strategy 2.0

|
From SPUR: In 2004, San Francisco voters passed a resolution requiring San Francisco to update its economic development strategy every three years. The first strategy was completed in 2008, before the worst of the current recession. As we recover from the recent economic challenges, what industries are leading that recovery? How will this affect the […]