Hills, Sunlight and Shadows: Decisions that Shape Downtown

February 21st, 2019 7-8PM
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Spaces
151 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco is both a City of bold vision that can lead a nation in a new direction and a City that anchors itself firmly in history. Forces for change and preservation push and pull through economic cycles to build the physical City that we see today. In large parts of the city, the hills and humanity are unchanged from the 1938 model. In the Downtown and SoMa neighborhoods, new hills rise from building clusters. When San Francisco allows growth, it does so with demands for public benefits such as affordable housing, childcare, open space, art and metering. Join the city planners who convened these public discussions around downtown growth from the 1970's to today, as they explore the ideas, people and power associated with growth in the City by the Bay.


Panelists & Moderator:

Dean Macris, Former SF Planning Director (1974-75, 1980-1992, and 2004-2007)

Amit Ghosh, Assistant Director and Chief of Comprehensive Planning (1980-2008)

Lawrence Badiner, San Francisco Planning Department (1982 - 2010)

Josh Switzky, Land Use & Community Planning Program Manager (2001-now)

AnMarie Rodgers, Panel Moderator and Director of Citywide Policy (1999-now)