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Monthly ‘City Front’ or ‘Northern Shore’ Bay Cruises in 2022!

Urban Forums: Walk & Talk

Free! All Urban Forums begin at 12 noon unless otherwise noted.

At various locations (see below)

A new kind of outdoor gathering we pioneered last year in lieu of our normal schedule of indoor public talks. These shorter urban walks usually feature a guest speaker or two, and provide lots of space for open conversation about history, public space, and the themes that come up along the way.

Our Public Talks are partly underwritten by the City Lights Foundation and Rainbow Grocery Cooperative.

Download the Fall 2022 calendar as a pdf


Archive of past talks

Online audio archive of past talks, listed by type:

podcast subscription To subscribe to our Talks as a podcast, paste the link into your favorite podcast software (iTunes, Podcast Addict, etc.)

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Coming in 2023!

Celebrating 25 Years of Shaping San Francisco!

From its initial rollout at the Main Library in January 1998 on CD-ROMs and public kiosks, to our current incarnation on, we've come a long way baby! Join us in 2023 for a series of celebratory events! We will announce them in January.