Initiated in 1998, this quarterly luncheon series features presentations from the most successful downtown revitalization programs in the country. Speakers dialogue a variety of topics such as transit and transportation impacts, living, working and transforming downtown. With a renewed focus on the urban environment, issues like art in public spaces, safety and reenergizing the city center are discussed. Each year a special focus is made on San Antonio with a luncheon titled “State of Downtown”, where innovative individuals will give an update of projects, statistics and predictions of where downtown is heading. It is a goal of Urban Renaissance series to engage, inform and inspire downtown San Antonio to excellence.
2005 – Focused on Higher Education and Healthcare in Downtowns
2006 - Focused on Parking and Safety-Security of Downtowns
2007 - Focused on Parking Downtown and recognized the innovative ideas that have create a unique downtown for Portland Oregon
2008 – Focused on New Urbanism and the Use of Urban Street Trolleys
2009 - San Antonio's Future and The Next Generation
For the next UR Luncheon, visit our events page for more details.
The Downtown Alliance works to protect and enhance the values and usage of downtown properties and businesses, making downtown an exciting place to live, work, shop and play.