Downtown Oakland tour

From SPUR:

Since Mayor Jerry Brown called for 10,000 new residential housing units in downtown Oakland more than a decade ago, the city has been preparing itself for more growth. Join us for a walking tour of downtown Oakland to see some of these recent changes and what lies ahead. Our tour will be led by Oakland Planning Commissioner Madeleine Zayas-Mart and architect Morten Jensen and will include short meetings with a number of experts.

Tour length: 2 hours

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