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.
Egon Terplan: Key Ideas for Downtowns
Kelly Kline: Introduction to Think Fremont
Karen Alschuler: The Downtown Experience
Pictures from Taste + Talk Forum #1
Video of Taste + Talk Forum #1 - Presentations
Video of Taste + Talk Forum #1 - Q+A