This Week: Intelligent Infrastructure, What Land is Left, Homeless families


Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday Intelligent Infrastructure. In our increasingly connected world, it is wireless infrastructure, rather than the built form, that binds a city together. What does this paradigm mean for architects and urban planners? Come hear speakers discuss how knowledge of the ‘smart city’ is critical to understanding our new urban environment. Tuesday, September 12, 6 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Wednesday What Land is Left? Efforts are underway to create housing in overlooked locations and for people underserved by the market. Hear what is being explored, including underutilized sites owned by faith-based organizations, opportunities in the city’s outer neighborhoods and new partnerships to create workforce housing for middle-income families. Wednesday, September 13, 12:30 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Thursday Addressing Youth & Family Homelessness. Join San Francisco city leaders for a conversation addressing education and a continuum of care for homeless youth and families. Thursday, September 14, 12:30, SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
  • Thursday Streetsite Outreach from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: Ride with Respect. ‘Riding with respect’ includes following the rules of the road, yielding to people walking and communicating your presence using your voice or (ding-ding!) a bike bell. To ensure that the bike bells go to people who need them most, the SFBC will keep the distribution location a secret. Thursday, September 14, 5-7 p.m.
  • Friday PARKing Day. PARKing Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Friday, Sept. 15, various locations.
  • Friday CycleHack SF 2017. Now in its fourth year, CycleHack is an annual event, taking place in over 35 different locations simultaneously on one weekend in September. CycleHack is on a mission to make the world more sustainable through encouraging citizens to take a pro-active, DIY approach to reducing the barriers to cycling. Friday, Sept. 15, starts at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (sessions continue on Saturday and Sunday, see Eventbrite for more details), Timbuk2 Factory Store, 587 Shotwell Street, S.F.
  • Saturday Creative Commons Festival. Bike East Bay is reaching out to North Oakland community members at this Festival to get their feedback on two important projects: 1) San Pablo Avenue Multimodal Arterial Project, and 2) Shattuck-Adeline-Stanford Greenway Project. Stop by Bike East Bay’s booth at the Creative Commons Festival to learn more about their efforts to build support for protected bike lanes on Stanford Avenue and San Pablo Avenue. Saturday, September 16, 12-7 p.m., PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland.

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