SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Learning from San José

"What can San Francisco learn from San José, its larger and faster
growing neighbor? Speakers will explore the need for an urban center in
Silicon Valley and the project of retrofitting suburban neighborhoods in
and around San José. With Kim Walesh of the City of San José, Connie
Martinez
of 1stACT Silicon Valley and Egon Terplan of SPUR."

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SPUR Walking Tour: ZERO1 in the Downtown (San Jose)

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From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user Lia Liaison This event will take place in San Jose. Since 2006, the ZERO1 Biennial has showcased hundreds of artists working at the nexus of art and technology internationally throughout the Silicon Valley and greater Bay Area. This year, the biennial will feature installations, public art and performances under the theme Seeking […]

SPUR SJ Forum: Gearing Up for a Bike Network in East San Jose

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From SPUR: East San Jose has many barriers to convenient and comfortable cycling due to several decades of compounded road network and built environment design. But now the City of San Jose is using multiple tools to uncover the challenges and opportunities in creating a bicycle network that meets the community’s needs. Come hear what […]

Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: SPUR’s Plan for High-Speed Rail

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From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user California High-Speed Rail Authority This event will be held in San Jose. California’s diverse economy includes two iconic and historically distinct economic districts: Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Yet the recent democratization of content facilitated by technology is challenging Hollywood’s traditional role as a tastemaker. A recent SPUR paper makes the […]

SPUR: Designing Silicon Valley

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user roland This event will take place in San Jose. Steve Jobs combined a ruthless pursuit of excellence with an understanding of what people love about product design. His successful products were ones that elicited an emotional connection. But while his designs are enduringly clever and showed emotional intelligence, the architecture […]

SPUR San Jose: Unifying Transit

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From SPUR: LUNCHTIME FORUM San Jose Unifying Transit Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:30 p.m. Image courtesy Google Maps The event will take place in San Jose. With a regional economy and an increasingly mobile workforce, being able to move around the Bay Area efficiently matters more than ever. Join industry leaders for a conversation on […]

SPUR Forum: Silicon Valley’s Transportation Industry

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From SPUR: Image courtesy Flickr user Metro Transportation Library and Archive This event takes place in San Jose. Silicon Valley is home to a new wave of transportation technology, ranging from clean vehicles to transit apps to driverless cars. Join a conversation with industry leaders about what is happening on the ground and why this burst […]