9:30am - 12:00pm: Alternatives for Commercial Corridor Revitalization: Pop-up stores; food trucks; art walks
The concept of pop-up retail and re-use of public space for the community aims to engage communities through innovative approaches that provide a unique opportunity to test new products, increase brand awareness and enhance relationships with the built environment. Join this session to learn how commercial districts can benefit from this revolution.
Hope you had a great 4th of July! We have been busy at Popuphood this July. One of the highlights: I am looking forward to my first Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) training session this Friday. It is an opportunity to talk with Matt Cohen, Founder of Off the Grid and Danielle Cohen of Urban Air Market about retail, reuse and the built environment. It will be moderated by Shell Thomas, project director of Lower Polk Community Benefits District. It is hosted by LISC, The San Francisco Office of Economic Development, and The University of California Hastings College of the Law and Invest in Neighborhoods of San Francisco.
If you don't know what LISC is here is the skinny. "Founded in late 1979, LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country, and their local SF office was founded in 1981. We are looking forward to working with this prestigious organization as we integrate our model with neighborhoods in the greater Bay Area.
Stay for the afternoon as well:
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Measuring the Impacts for Your Revitalization Work
Speaker: Claudia Albano, Lecturer, UC Berkeley
Maybe you know the neighborhood is looking better, more people are getting involved in community activities, and you have a sense that things are getting better, but how do you really know you are achieving the results you intend? Are you able to leverage your experience, to learn from your work to improve the design and implementatin of your programs and strategies?
Conveniently located one block north of the Civic Center BART station. Detailed directions to UC Hastings can be found here. Parking is available at the Hastings Parking Garage located at the corner of Larkin and Golden Gate.
Space is limited so please RSVP today.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to participate the whole day or attend the session of your choice.