Context Volume 2 | What's the big IDEA? | Reception & Forum

  • 06/04/2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • SILO 753 15th Street, 92101
  • 94


  • (Available after May 1st to Workshop attendees only. Code required)
  • (Available after May 1st to Workshop attendees only. Code required)
  • Last week special offer! Valid until June 3rd
  • Valid student identification will be required at the door.

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Be inspired by the visionary work happening in Upper East Village aka I.D.E.A. District and Makers Quarter! Join place makers, innovators, educators, artists, entrepreneurs, developers, City Leaders and the citizens of San Diego to learn more about the plans for Upper East Village, the last largely under-developed area in downtown San Diego.

The evening begins with a hosted reception featuring local beer, bites and craft cocktails. Premiering will be a short film documentary by Breadtruck Films & SDAF that captures the spirit of Upper East Village today and highlights visions for the future that came from our free community workshop that was held on May 2nd. Then prepare to be engaged by the panel discussion.   

Our goal is to inform, to inspire and to invite you to participate in shaping this bold planning framework. The forum's prominent speakers have a commitment to creating innovative places in urban cores. What lessons can they share so the I.D.E.A. District becomes a place that has success on all levels from design to job creation and economic stability.

Our featured speakers include:

  • Eleanor Pries, a design principal and partner at SITELAB Urban Studio in San Francisco. Her current work includes the revisioning of historic, post-industrial waterfront sites such as Pier 70 and the downtown innovation district at the 5M Project, both in San Francisco.
  • Jim Chappell, as former President of SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research), a good-planning advocacy organization, he has been involved with many major development projects in San Francisco. He currently focuses on turning former industrial lands into thriving 21st century places to live and work.
  • Mary Walshok, UCSD Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs and author of Closing America’s Job Gap, Invention & Reinvention - the Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy.
  • Gordon Carrier, architect and design principal of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.
The forum will be moderated by Tim Sullivan  of Meyers Research and Chairman of ULI San Diego / Tijuana. 

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