SPUR: Arts for the City – John King in conversation with Susan Wels

Thursday Apr 11 2013   12:30 PM
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)  654 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join us for a lunchtime conversation about the events, politics and creativity that have shaped San Francisco’s cultural and physical landscape with Urban Design Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle John King and Susan Wels, author of the new book San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932–2012. Director of Cultural Affairs for the S.F. Arts Commission Tom DeCaigny will provide introductory remarks. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit spur.org.

John KingJohn King is the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic. He joined the paper in 1992 and has been in his current post since 2001. His writing on architecture and urban design has been honored by groups including the California Preservation Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the California chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2002 and 2003.