2019 National Planning Conference

SF Urbanism, Urban Hiking, and Drinks!

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - Saturday, April 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m. PDT

CM | 2.75

Cost: $20.00

Activity Type: Offsite Tours and Programming

Activity ID: NPC190043

Location: Depart from Moscone West - Mobile Workshop Departure Area

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  • Identify tools to incentivize housing and commercial development in urban centers. .
  • Understand how the historic fabric of the area affects ongoing development activities and public realm improvements.
  • Develop a toolbox that combines transportation, housing, and public realm improvements to revitalize neighborhoods. .


Planners, historians, and consultants will guide hikers through the colorful streets around and including Market Street, the central spine that runs through the city. See how targeted density can help alleviate the city’s housing crisis, how planners use streetscape improvements to strive to better meet the needs of this truly multimodal area, and how new development and changes to the city’s transportation infrastructure interact with the significant historic resources of the area. Along the way, discover some hidden gems (including retail!) and end the urban hike with happy hour.

Session Speakers

Jessica B. Viramontes
Berkeley, CA

Nicholas Perry
City of San Francisco Planning Department
San Francisco, CA

Alana Callagy
City and County of San Francisco Planning Department
San Francisco

Kimberly M. Avila, AICP
ICF Jones & Stokes
Los Angeles, CA

Erin Efner
ICF Jones & Stokes
San Francisco, CA