Hok, Spur, and the Association for Vertical Farming to Headline San Francisco BuildingSuccess Event

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San Francisco, CA. Oct. 4, 2016 – Building and infrastructure design technology consultancy, Microdesk, announced their next BuildingSuccess event, “BuildingSuccess San Francisco: Building a Sustainable Future in the Bay Area with Urban Agriculture,” to take place on November 10, 2016 at SPUR’s San Francisco office. The event will feature a panel discussion with design and policy leaders in urban agriculture.




The event will explore the challenges of balancing the booming Bay Area tech industry, which continues to drive development of new neighborhoods and housing, with the challenges of meeting the growing urban population’s demand for more food and resources. The event’s presenters will discuss innovative urban design concepts being explored around the world that leverage urban agriculture and vertical farming to help make cities more resilient and reduce their ecological footprint. They will also discuss whether these solutions, when coupled with current urban development policies, can feasibly play a role in addressing our challenges in the Bay Area.

Presenters will include Eli Zigas, Food and Agriculture Policy Director at SPUR; Sean Quinn, Sustainable Design Director – Pacific Region at HOK; and Henry Gordon-Smith, Vice Chairman of the Board at the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF).




Event Details
Event: BuildingSuccess San Francisco – Building a Sustainable Future in the Bay Area with Urban Agriculture
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105




About BuildingSuccess
BuildingSuccess brings together C-level architecture, engineering, construction and owner/operator (AECO) industry executives and business managers to discuss timely issues, share experiences and consider the future. BuildingSuccess was founded with the belief that the more AECO leaders know about key influences affecting their industry, the more they can do together to improve design, construction and operation.

About Microdesk
Microdesk is a design technology consultancy that combines the leading software tools from Autodesk, IBM, Bluebeam, and Panzura with the latest methods, including Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design & Construction, to help firms successfully plan, design, build and operate land and buildings. Microdesk is a member of the Autodesk, IBM and ESRI Developer Networks, a leading Autodesk and IBM partner, and operates
Autodesk and Trimble Authorized Training Centers. Microdesk has 12 offices nationwide and in the UK. For more information about Microdesk visit www.microdesk.com.

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