Creating the Next San Francisco: From Conflict to Collaboration

Case Studies in Urban Development, 2008

The third annual Case Studies in Urban Development (CSUD) conference will once again present a multi-disciplinary investigation of how cities are made and re-made. Focusing on the revitalization of San Francisco's South of Market Street district —including major development catalysts Yerba Buena Center and AT&T Park baseball stadium — CSUD 2008 will bring to Ithaca public and private-sector experts who led each project.

Conference speakers will share their experiences and perspectives on two projects that have helped shape the future of San Francisco and highlight the necessity of interdisciplinary collaboration for successful planning, design, and development of great cities. Scheduled speakers include Amit Ghosh, chief planner, San Francisco Planning Department; Helen Sause, deputy executive director for Program and Project Management, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency; Todd Schliemann ’79, partner, Polshek Partnership Architects; Mark Hornberger ’72, founding principal, Hornberger + Worstell; and Matt Witte ’79, general partner, The Related Companies and founder of the Yerba Buena Alliance.

This conference is funded through the generosity of Matt Witte, '79.

Friday, February 29

5:30 p.m. Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith

  • Amit K. Ghosh – chief planner, San Francisco Planning Department

Saturday, March 1

9 a.m. 157 E. Sibley

  • Helen L. Sause – formerly of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Todd H. Schliemann ‘79 – architect, Polshek Partnership Architects
  • Mark Hornberger ‘72 – architect, Hornberger + Worstell

1:30 p.m. 157 E. Sibley

  • Matthew L. Witte ’79 – partner, The Related Companies and founder of The Yerba Buena Alliance
  • Amit Ghosh