SPUR Oakland Forum: A Downtown for Everyone

From SPUR:

Image courtesy of Flickr user Joe Parks.

Downtown Oakland is the center of the region’s rail network and has more available land for development than any other transit-oriented center in the region. Although housing is being built and companies are growing, job growth is not as fast as it could be. Join us for a discussion about SPUR’s new policy report, Oakland: A Downtown for Everyone, and its recommendations for how the city will manage development in downtown over the coming years to create a place that is a welcoming to all.

+ Fred Blackwell / The San Francisco Foundation
+ Rachel Flynn / Oakland Planning Department
+ Anagha Dandekar Clifford / Wendel Rosen Black and Dean
+ Robert Wilkins / YMCA of the East Bay
+ Egon Terplan / SPUR

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