Bay Bridge bannerThroughout the Bay Area, leaders in the community and in business are reflecting and rethinking what space can do for cities, for businesses, and for the environment. They’re mission-driven to make sure the space they create enables positive change. Explore these and other innovative organizations at #NewCoSF and #NewCoOAK. Get your tickets today.

In Oakland, Gensler “sees design as strategy in action, focused on results.” Gensler “worksScreen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.50.35 AMwith a cross-section of the world’s economy. This access provides us insights into the issues
driving change across markets.” On October 8, “
Peek into the future of architecture with one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary design firms, Gensler. Hear from Peter Weingarten and Doug Wittnebel about where the industry is headed, their vision for this diverse city, and opening a new office in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood.”

Also in the East Bay, the Integral Group “believes that net zero and positive energy buildings, Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.49.49 AMliving buildings and ecodistricts need to become the norm within a generation.” They wonder, “How do we envision a future that leverages all of our collective experience with hyper-efficiency, cheap renewable power, new technologies, software, clean tech, and innovation toward a healthy and resilient planet, healthy people and carbon neutrality?” On October 8th, join the Integral Group and explore how we as a people will attain a “healthy future through design.”
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If you head west toward the Golden Gate, right at the edge of the world sits the Presidio Institute. Home to NewCo HQ (we lease space in their building), the Presidio Institute focuses on cross-sector leadership education and development. Come join their session (and ours!) on October 7th.

The Hall “harnesses the power of food to build culture and community in the heart of of thisScreen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.46.24 AMeclectic city.” Ever wondered “how food and community can inform a new approach to urban development?” On October 6th, take a walk down The Hall explore what “the future of development in San Francisco looks like and how developers can be more thoughtful during the pre-development period.”

The Battery is “a new kind of club, designed to engage and stimulate forward-thinking minds in the arts, technology and other thriving industries. It’s a place where art will intersect with Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.54.42 AMscience and doing well will intersect with doing good.” Some have called it elitist, but as KQED’s Christian L. Frock points out, “So what? Much of the system of art schools, publications, galleries and institutions relies on the buyers and patrons that can afford the expense. As commercial galleries and nonprofits struggle to find a toehold in San Francisco, new models for fostering art patronage and philanthropy are sorely needed. Even as they are exclusive, The Battery’s member events to cultivate art collecting and charitable giving are unexpected amenities that aim to benefit the wider community, at least as they are described.” On October 6th, “peek behind the curtain into San Francisco’s new kind of social club. Join General Manager, Frank Kawecki and other members of the Battery team, on a tour of the Battery’s, 60,000 sq. ft space. Discover how they manage the a property that included a restaurant, several bars, hotel rooms, gym and spa, curated art shows, a full program of cultural and culinary events, a wine label and more.”

Get inside these and other mission-driven organizations at #NewCoSF and #NewCoOAK, October 5th-8th. Don’t let this event pass you by!  

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