2023 BDA Study Tour: Exploring San Diego
Time & Location
Sep 27, 2023, 12:00 AM – Sep 29, 2023, 12:00 AM
Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
About the event
Join the 2023 BDA Study Tour delegation visiting San Diego from September 27 - 29 to learn how its Downtown is creating vibrant neighborhoods, investing for growth, and adapting to challenges. This is an opportunity to see urban planning from a different perspective and build relationships with other stakeholders invested in Downtown Bellevue’s success. Expect walking tours, site visits, presentations, unique experiences, and networking events.
Paid registration is required and includes three lunches, two breakfasts, and one dinner. Delegates are responsible for booking their own flights and hotel stay. Upon registering, delegates will receive an email confirmation with the recommended flights with Alaska Airline and stay at The US Grant. That confirmation email will also include details about the flight discount promo code and special room block rate.
Topics Explored (but not limited to)
- Arts & culture programs and projects
- Downtown organizational planning
- Economic development / profile
- Growth challenges and strategies
- Housing & homelessness strategies
- Land use planning and development
- Transportation projects and plans
- Office space trends
- Parks and public spaces
- Placemaking & place management
- Political climate for decision making
- Public-private partnerships
- Tourism and destination marketing
- Urban planning and project implementation
About Downtown San Diego, CA
Downtown San Diego is a 1,450-acre urban center for the eighth most-populated city in the United States. It has nine neighborhood districts, each distinguished with its own characteristics. Vibrancy overflows in Downtown San Diego with the Gaslamp Quarter as the heart of the night life, the Marina District activating the waterfront, Little Italy leaning into its namesake to create a fun and attractive experience, and Petco Park bringing Padre fans together in East Village.
Private and public initiatives are turning Downtown San Diego spaces into places. The Campus is a renovation project spanning seven city blocks and the Makers Quarter is a revitalized area for artists and innovators. The newly opened Rady Shell is an iconic destination for music lovers and the Portside Pier is a feat of a public-private partnership to activate the shoreline experience with food and beverage. These are just a few examples the BDA Study Tour delegation will explore. Secure your spot today by registering.