Rose Center Planning Directors’ Forum in San Francisco on 10/6

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The Future of Big Cities: Planning Directors Share Their Perspectives

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – 6:00-8:00pm

San Francisco City Hall, North Light Court

As global trends continue to reshape our cities, we face a new set of challenges and opportunities: housing a growing population, expanding better and more reliable transportation options, adapting to a changing climate, and keeping up with the ever evolving trends of technology.

Please join Director of San Francisco Planning John Rahaim and other leading voices in urban planning for a discussion on these issues and their roles in the future of America’s cities.

This Forum is organized in conjunction with the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use, program of the National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Opening Remarks:

Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, London, UK


Rachel Flynn, Director, Planning and Building Department, City of Oakland

Michael LoGrande, Director, Los Angeles Department of City Planning

John Rahaim, Director, Planning Department, City and County of San Francisco

Eric Shaw, Director, Office of Planning, Washington, DC

Carl Weisbrod, Director of the New York City Department of City Planning

Panel Moderator:

Gil Kelley, Director of Citywide Planning, Planning Department, City and County of San Francisco

Event Details:

6:00pm: Arrival and Conversation

6:30pm: Program begins

Light refreshments provided


Registration is free, but please RSVP here.

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