Designing Peninsula Communities 2.0


Are we designing our communities to preserve what we love about them, while also continuing to advance them as adaptive, high-functioning “live, work, and play” communities of the future? 

At this timely event we'll talk about:
- Common public sensitivities heard and encountered as the Bay Area adapts to changing conditions.
- Design techniques to shape neighborhoods and places in a way that advance the goals and aspirations of a community
- Key factors in community building using different types of density. 

Menlo Park just completed its General Plan Update in January. Palo Alto is finalizing its Comprehensive Plan. Long-term land use planning efforts are happening in neighboring communities up and down the Peninsula.

At this event, we’ll hear the perspectives of two recognized Bay Area architects and urban designers for incorporating design methodologies in everyday practice. We’ll learn about design techniques and strategies for achieving community and placemaking which advance shared goals of affordability, livability, health, and community benefit.

Our panelists will look at case studies demonstrating how trends in mixed-use, multi-family, transit-oriented neighborhood development are shaping more sustainable, livable, and inclusive communities. We’ll talk about the thresholds necessary to support key amenities and transit services, and recognize the importance of focusing on community needs and benefits for building consensus for collective action. 

Amit Price Patel, AIA, AICP, SITELAB Urban Studio, San Francisco, CA 
Adrianne Steichen AIA, PYATOK architecture + urban design, Oakland, CA

.....and come check-out the awesome newly re-opened BBC in Menlo Park!

Co-sponsored by ImagineMenlo, Palo Alto Forward

April 18, 2017 at 5:30pm - 7pm
British Banker's Club
555 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States
Google map and directions
Elaine Uang ·
Camille Gonzalez Kennedy Maya Papaya Ojany Katherine Glassey Andrew Barnes Elaine Uang

Who's RSVPing

Naphtali Knox
Juan Salazar
Tim Bauman
Tyler Geck
Michael Garvey
Ritu Vohra Dutt
Evelyn de Souza
John Nguyen
Taylan Yildiz
Lisa Anne Duke
Joel McGee
Adrianne Steichen
Mehdi Alhassani
Nikki Stitt Sokol
Rainbird Lovejoy Bogue
Cathy Shive
Owen Byrd
John Woodell
Camille Gonzalez Kennedy
Maya Papaya Ojany
Katherine Glassey
Andrew Barnes
Elaine Uang
Sorry, this event is sold out.
  • Naphtali Knox
    rsvped 2017-04-03 00:25:31 -0700
  • Juan Salazar
    rsvped 2017-04-02 21:10:09 -0700
  • Tim Bauman
    rsvped 2017-04-02 21:10:08 -0700
  • Tyler Geck
    rsvped 2017-04-02 21:10:07 -0700
  • Michael Garvey
    rsvped 2017-04-02 21:10:06 -0700
  • Ritu Vohra Dutt
    rsvped 2017-04-01 21:10:19 -0700
  • Evelyn de Souza
    rsvped 2017-04-01 21:10:18 -0700
  • John Nguyen
    rsvped 2017-04-01 21:10:16 -0700
  • Taylan Yildiz
    rsvped 2017-03-31 21:10:34 -0700
  • Lisa Anne Duke
    rsvped 2017-03-31 21:10:33 -0700
  • Joel McGee
    rsvped 2017-03-31 21:10:32 -0700
  • Adrianne Steichen
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:21 -0700
  • Mehdi Alhassani
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:21 -0700
  • Nikki Stitt Sokol
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:20 -0700
  • Rainbird Lovejoy Bogue
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:18 -0700
  • Cathy Shive
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:15 -0700
  • Owen Byrd
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:15 -0700
  • John Woodell
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:14 -0700
  • Camille Gonzalez Kennedy
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:13 -0700
  • Maya Papaya Ojany
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:12 -0700
  • Katherine Glassey
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:11 -0700
  • Andrew Barnes
    rsvped 2017-03-30 21:17:10 -0700
  • Elaine Uang
    rsvped 2017-03-30 10:09:55 -0700

See All of Our Past Events


get updates