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Day 2 - September 28

Neighborhood Focuses: East Village, Gaslamp 

Themes: Business improvement districts; real estate projects; workforce trends; multimodal planning and infrastructure; development and project permitting practices; parklets; arts and culture; placemaking; maintaining an 18-hour city  

Sep 28, 2023

4:00 PM

Day 2: Downtown San Diego Partnership

An introduction and overview Downtown San Diego’s Business Improvement District and what it takes to promote economic and cultural vibrancy, program and manage spaces, and support different neighborhoods.

Sep 28, 2023

5:00 PM

Day 2: Walking Tour: East Village

Learn about the movement to revitalize East Village spurred by the creative culture supported by development investments.

Sep 28, 2023

5:30 PM

Day 2: Makers Quarter → Merian Public Plaza

Hear how spaces were created by revitalizing places. A review of the Makers Quarter and how a vision for an inclusive community made a place for artists and innovators

Sep 28, 2023

6:10 PM

Day 2: Merian Public Plaza

Learn about Downtown San Diego's land use and transportation planning, initiatives, and projects

Sep 28, 2023

7:00 PM

Day 2: Merian Public Plaza → Fault Line Park

See a public space project built through the amenity incentive system.

Sep 28, 2023

7:10 PM

Day 2: Lunch @ Modbom

The Delegation will sit down for a Sonoran lunch, a Mexican-style cuisine popular in San Diego.

Sep 28, 2023

8:10 PM

Day 2: Gaslamp Quarter and Horton Project Tours

Delegates will breakup into two groups. One group will tour the Gaslamp Quarter while the other tours the Horton project. After which, the groups switch to do the other tour.

Sep 28, 2023

10:00 PM

Day 2: Reception

The group gathers for a rooftop bar experience, a popular theme throughout Downtown San Diego. After settling down, delegates will hear a conversation about what is placemaking.

Sep 29, 2023

12:00 AM

Day 2: Break

This is a time to unwind before the group dinner. Take FRED, Downtown San Diego’s circulator like the Bellhop. Two shuttles will run for this period. Delegates are responsible for their own transportation back to the hotel.

Sep 29, 2023

2:30 AM

Day 2: Group dinner @ Herb and Wood

Timeless yet approachable, celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey’s Herb & Wood focuses on rustic, wood-fired dishes. The menu elevates humble ingredients, highlights Mediterranean flavors, and brings a California ethos of seasonality and sustainability to every dish.

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