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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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     Inaugural "C-3 Urban Crawls"

    March 20, 2018

    5:30 ~ 7:30 pm

    C-3’s new Urban Crawl Program is an experiential-based event designed to engage C-3 members and prospective members in exploring what’s happening in our communities related to the built environment, design, landscaping, transportation and more. 

    Members $15

    Nonmembers $20

    First C-3 Urban Crawl will take place in the Village of La Mesa with 

    Councilmember Colin Parent as our tour guide. 

    Start Point ~ La Mesa City Hall

    Brief overview from La Mesa Assistant City Manager Greg Humora regarding the Civic Center Development Project and upcoming RFP

    Stop #1 ~ La Mesa Blvd. Trolley Station

    See and discuss mixed-use development from the 90’s – what works and what has changed

    Stop #2 ~ Paseo Townhomes

    10+ year project from Citymark Development featuring a collection of 18 distinctive townhouses

    Stop #3 ~ New Coffee Shop "Sheldon's" and talk with Aaron Dean, Chair of the La Mesa Village Association

    New businesses in the village and recent streetscape improvement projects

    Stop #4 ~ Little Flower Haven Project

    Tommy Edmunds, Silvergate Development to discuss proposed mixed-use project on the site

    Final Stop ~ City Tacos La Mesa

    Eat, drink and discuss what we’ve learned!

    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Balboa Park ~ The Loggia Room in the House of Hospitality ~ Above The Prado Restaurant

    Rethinking Horton Plaza & Taking Back the Streets

    Horton Plaza famously spurred the revitalization of downtown San Diego, but like other regional shopping centers, it is facing the pressure of changing times. Its tenant spaces continue to close and remain vacant, and the “fortress-like” design seems out of date with the vibrant street scenes that surround it.

    Meanwhile, downtown's population - and demand for retail - continues to grow. These struggles mean new opportunities to redevelop and rethink the landmark structure. As redevelopment happens, how can the building be opened up to the surrounding streets? Can and should housing be added to help San Diego with its housing crisis? And with competing retail in the Gaslamp Quarter and online stores, is a major shopping center needed downtown? 

    Join us in March as we discuss the many opportunities presented with the redesign of Horton Plaza, and the changing role of community shopping centers.


    Mike Stepner, FAIA, FAICP

    Acting Chair, Architecture Programs, NewSchool of Architecture & Design

    Keynote Commentary

    Horton Plaza: Once and Future Catalyst

    Roger Showley

    Staff Writer for Growth and Development, Union Tribune


    Gary London

    Senior Principal, London Moeder Advisors


    Director of Operations, Gaslamp Quarter Association

    Principal, AVRP Skyport

    2018 Breakfast Dialogue 

    Sustainability Partner: 

    Missed a Breakfast Dialogue? Check out the Recaps! 

    January 2018Campus and Community:

    Measuring the Contributions of Higher Education in the San Diego Region

    February 2018 2018 is the Year of Housing

    How San Diego’s Crisis Continues to Spur Action, Collaboration

    • Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fireside by the Patio ~ Liberty Station ~ 2855 Perry Road, San Diego, 92106

Past events

Friday, February 23, 2018 Barrios Hermano Presents: Border Art
Thursday, February 22, 2018 2018 is the Year of Housing - How San Diego's Crisis Continues to Spur Action, Collaboration
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Campus and Community: Measuring the Contributions of Higher Education in the San Diego Region
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Tony The Movie ~ Screening & Filmmakers Panel ~ January 24, 2018
Thursday, December 07, 2017 A Way Forward: Regional Task Force on the Homeless
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Convoy District Evening Walking Tour
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 2017 Board of Directors Election
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Convoy District: Then, Now & Next
Thursday, September 28, 2017 A Guide to the Balboa Park of the Future
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Park Link - 14th St Promenade Extension Design Workshop
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Exciting Innovations: Answering the Call for Clean Energy
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Housing San Diegans: We've Changed the Rules, What's Next?
Saturday, June 17, 2017 2017 Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Night
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Community Activism to Implementation - The Pacific Beach Eco-District Story
Thursday, April 27, 2017 C-3's April Breakfast Dialogue ~ What IS Really Going On in Barrio Logan?
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Future of Tuna Harbor
Thursday, March 23, 2017 C-3's March Breakfast Dialogue ~ Qualcomm Site Redevelopment: Whose Land is This?
Thursday, February 23, 2017 C-3's February Breakfast Dialogue ~ Councilmembers Alvarez and Sherman Discuss Plan to Increase Affordable Housing!
Thursday, January 26, 2017 C-3's January Breakfast Dialogue ~ New City Council Members Discuss Housing Issues in their Districts and Citywide!
Thursday, December 08, 2016 C-3 and VOSD Breakfast Dialogue: The New Cannabis Cityscape - Urban Planning Meets Recreational Marijuana
Friday, October 28, 2016 2016 C-3 Board of Director Elections
Thursday, October 27, 2016 C-3 on Local Measures: Is it Parks vs. Schools, and More on Our Ballot's Pressing Land Use Issues
Thursday, September 22, 2016 The C-3/VOSD Local Ballot Measures Crash Course
Saturday, July 30, 2016 East Village South , Focus Plan Unveiling ~ Saturday, July 30th
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Gimme Shelter! Solving San Diego's Homelessness Crisis - Sooner Rather than Later
Thursday, May 26, 2016 How Will We House Our Future?
Thursday, May 12, 2016 2016 Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Night
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Visioning the Promise of Mission Valley
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Call For Entries! C-3 Invites You To Submit Your Vision of the Future of Mission Valley!
Saturday, April 02, 2016 East Village South Workshop ~ April 2nd, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016 The Neighborhood School Dilemma: Should I Stay or Go?
Thursday, February 25, 2016 What Does South Bay Know That the Rest of Us Don't?
Thursday, February 04, 2016 East Village & C-3 - What's next?
Thursday, January 28, 2016 East Village - Tomorrow...Today!
Thursday, December 10, 2015 C3 Advocacy for 2016 Meeting
Thursday, December 03, 2015 For the Public Good
Thursday, October 29, 2015 San Diego Housing Federation's 24th Annual Affordable Housing & Community Development Conference
Thursday, October 22, 2015 The Next 100 Years of Architecture and Design in San Diego
Friday, October 16, 2015 Call For Entries! C-3 Invites You To Submit Your Vision of the Future of Architecture & Design in San Diego!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 C-3 Presents: Dealing with the Drought Through Recycling - A Tour of San Diego's Pure Water Facility
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Our Border/Bi-National Region: The Resurgence of Tijuana
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Celebrating and Embracing San Diego’s “Jewel” for the Next 100 Years! A Special July Balboa Park Breakfast Dialogue Event
Thursday, July 02, 2015 C-3 Presents: A Discussion with Roger Showley
Thursday, June 25, 2015 The Future of Energy
Thursday, May 28, 2015 The Challenges Ahead: Where and How Will We Live?
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2015 Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Night
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Still and Always a Navy Town? The Armed Forces in San Diego's Future
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Transporting San Diego Forward: Our Future is in Choices
Saturday, February 28, 2015 C-3's 2015 Balboa Park Centennial Breakfast Dialogue Series
Thursday, February 26, 2015 The Future of our Neighborhoods: Stories that Create a Vision
Thursday, January 22, 2015 On the Horizon: Our Regional Economy & Commerce
Thursday, December 04, 2014 C-3's Balboa Park Centennial Breakfast Dialogue Series: A Century of Conserving San Diego's Natural Environment
Thursday, October 23, 2014 C-3's Balboa Park Centennial Breakfast Dialogue Series: A Century of Building San Diego
Thursday, October 16, 2014 San Diego Housing Federation's 23rd Annual Affordable Housing & Community Development Conference
Thursday, September 25, 2014 The Public Realm in San Diego: Urban Parks, Plazas, Streets & Open Spaces
Friday, August 01, 2014 SDAPA Night at the Padres ~ C-3 Members are Invited to Join the Fun!
Friday, August 01, 2014 Orchids & Onions 2014 Nominations due August 1st!
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Green Space and Connections: Will Coordinated Strategies Link San Diego’s Bays?
Thursday, June 26, 2014 The Seattle Way: Effective Planning in an Era of Diminishing Budgets
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Night
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Transportation in San Diego: A Three Pronged Approach!
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Exclusive C-3 Preview ~ Tour of CAC Waterfront Park with Supervisor Ron Roberts on May 7th!
Friday, April 11, 2014 Funding Affordable Housing and Infrastructure in a Post Redevelopment Era
Thursday, March 27, 2014 San Diego Regional Leadership Responds to the Changing Climate
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Diving Into the Governor's Plan to Solve our Water Crisis
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Curing America's Health Threat by Building Healthy Places
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Tactical Urbanism
Thursday, October 24, 2013 Mayoral Forum
Thursday, September 26, 2013 How Does a World Class Planner Approach Planning in San Diego?
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Sustainability in Vienna: World’s Most Livable City
Thursday, July 25, 2013 EcoDistricts: Neighborhoods for the Future
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Food in San Diego: The Roots of our Future
Thursday, June 20, 2013 Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Night
Thursday, May 23, 2013 The State of San Diego Media
Thursday, April 25, 2013 School Bonds: Flying Under the Radar?
Thursday, March 28, 2013 San Diego's New Visionary Leaders: A Fresh Look for Our Region
Friday, March 22, 2013 Redevelopment Forum: Revitalizing our Neighborhoods in a Post-Redevelopment Era
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Vibrant San Diego ~ Rally & Community Walk
Thursday, February 28, 2013 The Reinvention of Planning in San Diego
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Building a Cross Border Metropolis: Forging a New Vision for The San Diego Tijuana Region
Thursday, December 06, 2012 C3 - December Breakfast Dialogue: Transforming "The Boulevard"
Thursday, November 01, 2012 C3 Awards
Thursday, October 25, 2012 C3 - October Breakfast Dialogue: Community Revitalization Along the 101
Thursday, June 28, 2012 June Breakfast Dialogue: Can California's Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases Actually Succeed?
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Night



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