Revitalizing Downtown San Francisco Series

Golden Gate - San Francisco

Event details:

11:45am PDT on Tuesday, October 11, 2022
1:30pm PDT on Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Wells Fargo Penthouse
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA

**Please note new venue location**


$65 per person

This event is ONLY for the LOCAL LAI chapter members.
Registration for this event has closed.
Revitalizing Downtown San Francisco Series, Part 1:
Reimagining Downtown San Francisco
Downtown San Francisco is changing. Emerging challenges to the district's economic vibrancy include disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting work/life balance patterns, competition from neighboring mixed-use office districts, and changing retail dynamics. Learn how the Downtown SF Partnership and SITELAB urban design studio are reimagining downtown's built environment through a robust "people-centered" focus on walkable and activated streets and spaces. Their public realm action plan for the district includes goals of evaluating the district's existing public realm conditions, identifying future opportunities, and recommending interventions and incorporating opinions from district stakeholders and the public through online surveys.
Tickets: $65 per person
Guests are welcome. Can't make it to the luncheon? Please consider sponsoring a speaker.
Our speakers
Laura Crescimano, SITELAB urban studio
Laura Crescimano is a co-founder and leader of SITELAB urban studio. Laura’s work investigates the social and political power of space. Designing both processes and places, Laura’s projects range from Pier 70, where she led a multidisciplinary design team through the design and entitlement of a 35-acre mixed-use waterfront development in a historic industrial district in San Francisco, to the Portola Green Plan, where she collaborates with a neighborhood community group to build a vision for their neighborhood, to a graphic toolkit for the homeless services non-profit Lava Mae to open-source their mobile showers and approach to service.
Laura has written and lectured on placemaking, urban design and the arts, temporary urbanism, design entrepreneurism, the urban evolution of the workplace, and taught Design and Activism at UC Berkeley. Laura serves on the San Francisco Waterfront Design Advisory Committee and the board of The Greenhouse Project.
Robbie Silver, Downtown SF Partnership
Robbie Silver is the Executive Director of the Downtown SF Partnership, the 43-block community benefit district that serves the Financial District and Jackson Square. Robbie took the helm during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and has pivoted toward energizing a new downtown economy focused on placemaking and place management best practices that inspires a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming Downtown San Francisco for all.