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Day 1 - September 27

Neighborhood Focuses: Marina and Columbia 

Themes: Waterfront planning and activation; public-private partnership; political climate around decision making  

6:00 PM

Sep 27, 2023

Day 1: Arrive in San Diego, CA

Delegates arriving on Alaska Flight 1186 will take a charter bus to Rady Shell for lunch and a tour.

6:45 PM

Sep 27, 2023

Day 1: Rady Shell Visit

Explore the recently opened amphitheater and experience the iconic architecture of a state-of-the-art open-air music venue. Hear how San Diego Symphony rallied community support to privately fund and build a landmark destination.

8:45 PM

Sep 27, 2023

Day 1: Children's Park Renovation [Site Stop]

The $9 million urban park project will revitalize the existing 1.4-acre park, including the Civic Pond that was built in 1995. New trees will be planted, and sidewalks will be improved to be more consistent with the Downtown Streetscape Manual.

9:00 PM

Sep 27, 2023

Day 1: The New Children’s Museum

Experience how the New Children’s Museum is serving the community and hear from its leaders on why investing in spaces for families and kids matter in an urban setting.

9:45 PM

Sep 27, 2023

Day 1: Embarcadero [Walking Tour]

Managing the Embarcadero. Learn how the Port of San Diego oversees the activity on the waterfront and works with stakeholders to create a destination experience.

10:30 PM

Sep 27, 2023

Day 1: Welcoming Reception Powered by Amazon - Carnitas' Snack Shack

Welcome from the City of San Diego and Port of San Diego + Insights in governance and political scene around decision making.

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