Lunch & Learn with Port of San Francisco

Start: 2020-07-23 12:00:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: 2020-07-23 13:00:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

This is a virtual event

Please join Urban Environmentalists and the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment for a virtual lunch & learn conversation and Q&A with Diane Oshima, Deputy Director of Planning & Environment for the Port of San Francisco. Diane will discuss some of the many ways the Port impacts the environment, urban life, and social justice in the city. Please bring your questions, and come ready to learn! We'll cover:

  • The Waterfront Land Use Plan
  • Resilience, sea level rise, and the Seawall Project
  • Mixed-use developments at Mission Rock, and 88 Broadway, and Pier 70
  • Initiatives to support bicycling, public transit, and pedestrians
  • Social justice issues, particularly relating to homelessness, serving the Black community in Bayview-Hunters Point, and addressing historic and ongoing disinvestment in communities of color

This event will take place via Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a link approximately 15 minutes prior to the event.

About our Speaker

Diane Oshima is the Deputy Director of Planning & Environment for the Port of San Francisco. She joined the Port in 1998. Diane and her team are responsible for managing land use planning and policy for Port facilities that support ten maritime industries and a diverse mix of industrial, commercial, recreational and public activities which together have created a vibrant urban waterfront. Her team has expertise in historic preservation, environmental protection and sustainability, waterfront urban design and open space planning, implementation and regulatory compliance. Before joining the Port of San Francisco, Diane worked for the San Francisco Planning Department for 17 years.

About Urban Environmentalists

Urban Environmentalists’ mission is to address the climate and inequality crises by transforming cities and towns into inclusive communities designed around people rather than cars. We value:

  • Environmentalism: Healthy communities and environments supportive of all life

  • Building for People: Vibrant, diverse, and nurturing urban communities with abundant housing and opportunities for all

  • Sharing Space: Efficient, equitable use of our planet’s resources, especially land

About the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment (AWWEE)

The Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment's mission is to foster a community dedicated to the advancement of all women in the fields of water, energy and environment.

AWWEE’s educational events expand knowledge, build leadership skills and showcase the success of women in our fields. Most importantly, they serve as touch points for members to make valuable new connections, creating a sense of community for women working in often male-dominated fields and workplaces. Attendees of this event will receive a special discount code to join AWWEE.