There's also a conversation about Parkmerced that'll be lead by SOM design director Leo Chow about what's emerging in that neighborhood (Parkmerced: An Integrated Urban Ecology, September 16) and a discussion about transportation in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles to understand how both systems might benefit from looking at the other (Rethinking Transportation: A Strategy for Integrating the System with the Person, September 25).And for the design enthusiast and general public, what are the best events for them?
There's also the closing night party, which is hosted by Good magazine at SPUR (GOOD Design Bay Area Closing Night Event and Party, September 30). It's a reprise of the event we did last year where we chose seven civic leaders, asked them to give us a pressing problem in San Francisco, and then we paired them with a designer who would provide a solution. In some cases they're really realistic solutions but in others, they're more ambitious, creative, and less realistic but they get you thinking of how the problems can be solved.
When not writing, Miyoko Ohtake can be found cooking, training for her next marathon, and enjoying all that the City by the Bay and the great outdoors have to offer.