Good Design Bay Area

From SPUR:

Last month, we issued a call for problems to a handful of the region’s leaders, and asked six up-and-coming designers to develop responses and present them at a public forum on Sept. 30.

Join us for this special event, connecting the innovative thinking of city leaders with the extraordinary talent of the Bay Area’s design community.

This year’s program will be followed by the closing party for the 2010 Architecture + the City Festival.

Event details

GOOD Design Bay Area
(Program/Arch+City festival closing party)
Thursday, September 30, 6-9 p.m.
SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, SF
$25 General Admission; Buy tickets here
Presented by AIA San Francisco, GOOD and SPUR
Moderated by Alissa Walker, GOOD contributing editor

The lineup for this year’s program:

  • Challenge #1: Foster civic engagement through technology and online media. Submitted by Lisa Frazier, President/CEO of the Bay Citizen. Design response by Ben Barry and Lee Byron of Facebook.
  • Challenge #2: Increase the use of solar hot water use in California. Submitted by Molly Sterkel, California Public Utilities Commission. Design response by Kate Lydon & Anton Willis of Civil Twilight.
  • Challenge #3: Reframe urban density as a channel for public good. Submitted by Alexa Arena, Forest City. Design response by Larissa Sand of Sand Studios.
  • Challenge #4: Connect aging farmers with the next generation of agricultural landowners. Submitted by Steve Schwarz, CA Farmlink. Design response by Allison Arieff & Bryan Burkhart of modernhouse.
  • Challenge #5: Create a landscape that fosters forgetfulness. Submitted by Nader Shabahangi, President & CEO of Agesong. Design response by Sarah Kuehl of Peter Walker & Partners.
  • Challenge #6: Increase public transit ridership and decrease driving in San Jose and Silicon Valley. Submitted by Kevin Connolly, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Design response by Brute Labs.
  • Challenge #7: Develop a system to store disaster response supplies across the Bay Area. Submitted by Gregory Smith, Director of Disaster Services, American Red Cross. Design response by Brian Singer of Altitude.

This fast-paced event will conclude with the closing party for the 2010 Architecture and the City festival in the Urban Center’s storefront gallery.

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