Walking Tours

All walking tours will leave from ImpactHub, San Francisco, and will occur at 10:30am, and 2:30pm.

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Two Policies in SF: Legacy Business & Historical Cultural District

This tour will be routed in the Latin heart of SF, the Mission District that is both vibrant and has also seen many small businesses struggle to stay open. Meet business owners, trade organizations that support them, and policy advocates.

First Stop: La Cocina



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Tech and the City: Economic Development with Corporate Subsidies

Cities have financial models to encourage certain industries to establish themselves - though in San Francisco, the tools seem to be set up to primarily corporations. In this tour we’ll learn about the tech focused revitalization of Mid Market. How have subsidies reshaped this stretch of the city? What is working, what isn’t?

First Stop: Civic Center BART

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Placemaking at Fruitvale

Fruitvale Transit Center is a case study in partnership of a non-profit developer focused on housing, transit hubs, and leasing in an intentional way. In this tour you’ll meet stakeholders in this ecosystem and think about whether this is, or could be, an alternative way to think about development.

First Stop: Reem's



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Partnerships in the Heart of the City

The Tenderloin is home to the most diverse communities in San Francisco, and is the neighborhood with the largest number of families. This walking tour explores how partnerships and community support residents, particularly in creating access to healthy and affordable food. This walking tour will be held in partnership with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

First Stop: Civic Center BART

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Community Serving Business Models: West Oakland Case study

West Oakland has long been regarded as a food desert, with little investment to shift that perception. But when solutions are community led, there is real and powerful change. As development in the Bay Area has shifted, so has the intersect in West Oakland. How do we learn from the models that have long sustained themselves, like Mandela Marketplace? How can we protect and foster that as the economics of a neighborhood change?

First Stop: West Oakland BART