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SPUR Forum: The Future of Car Ownership

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From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user Thomas Hawk As headlines proclaim that Millenials are no longer interested in car ownership, car sharing and peer-to-peer ride sharing are growing in both cities and suburbs. Are these signs that car ownership is changing? Will these services — and new technologies like driverless cars — change car ownership […]

SPUR Forum: Unbuilt San Francisco: The View from Futures Past

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From SPUR: The 20th century saw a series of ambitious efforts to reimagine the city of San Francisco, alongside the explosive growth of the region. Unbuilt San Francisco: The View From Futures Past presents some of the most revealing episodes in these two streams of civic discourse through projects that were proposed but never realized. Join us […]

SPUR Forum: Designing and Planning for the Car-Less City

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From SPUR: Photo courtesy of Flickr user ekelly80 This event will be held at EEFG, across the street from the Urban Center. Please see the Location section, below, for more information. The car as we know it could be gone within the next few decades. The prospect of driverless taxis, increased ridesharing and other new kinds of […]

SPUR Forum: The Future of POPOS

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From SPUR: Privately owned public open spaces, or POPOS, are gems hidden within downtown San Francisco’s urban fabric. But have they been a viable amenity? As the downtown continues to grow, should property owners be allowed to pay to convert their POPOS to private use? Come learn about the future of POPOS in San Francisco. […]

SPUR Forum: If You Unbuild It, They Will Come

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From SPUR: Unbuilt San Francisco: The View From Futures Past highlights dozens of buildings and plans that were never built. Why did these plans fail, and how would San Francisco be a different place today had they been successful? Join the co-curator at SPUR, one of five locations collaborating on this show, to dive deeper into […]

SPUR SJ Forum: A Vision for Downtown

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From SPUR San Jose: From construction cranes to new transportation, significant investment in downtown San Jose is bringing significant change. Hear how the goals of downtown’s new councilmember and SPUR’s Future of Downtown San Jose report will shape the city’s core for years to come. + Raul Peralez / San Jose City Council + Egon Terplan / […]