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Taste + Talk Forum # 1 - Quality of Life and Downtown Vitality

  • San Mateo Library (oak room) 55 East 3rd Avenue San Mateo, CA, 94401 United States (map)

The first Taste + Talk forum was held at the San Mateo Library on February 8th (6-7:30pm) to explore the "ingredients" that collectively make a great downtown. Three panelists (Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director at San Francisco Bay Area and Urban Research Association (SPUR); Kelly Kline, Economic Development Director / Chief Innovation Officer at City of Fremont; and Karen Alschuler, Founding Principal of Cities+Sites at Perkins+Will) shared multiple perspectives about the key principles to a thriving downtown environment. Please follow the links below to access materials from the forum.   

Forum Agenda



Egon Terplan: Key Ideas for Downtowns

Kelly Kline:  Introduction to Think Fremont

Karen Alschuler: The Downtown Experience


Forum Summary


Pictures from Taste + Talk Forum #1

Video of Taste + Talk Forum #1 - Presentations

Video of Taste + Talk Forum #1 - Q+A

Earlier Event: January 23
Project Kick-Off Event