SPUR Forum: What Urban Planning Can Learn From Tech and Vice Versa

From SPUR:

Image Courtesy of Flickr user Effie Y

The tech sector is moving full-speed ahead into the urban realm, but why aren’t more trained urban planners moving into tech? Come participate in a discussion of the compelling ways these worlds might converge in the future.

Co-sponsored by The Bold Italic and the Koret Foundation

+ Molly Turner / Airbnb
+ Alicia Rouault / Code for America
+ Allison Arieff / SPUR
+ Egon Terplan / SPUR

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