Forum: The Intersection Between Sustainable Urban Planning and Building

THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING & BUILDING

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week’s Streetsblog Calendar is weighted heavily with transit agency meetings, culminating with the SFMTA’s long-awaited vote on the Bike Plan. It won’t be all work though: Sunday holds major fun. Here are the week’s highlights. Tuesday: SFCTA Board of Directors Meeting. Eddy and Ellis sidewalk bulbs, streetcar procurements, and the Doyle Drive Replacement Project are on […]

SF Planning Department: EcoDistrict Community Kick-Off

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From sf-planning.org: An EcoDistrict is a sustainable development strategy that the city is employing in the Central Corridor plan area to accommodate growth while meeting environmental goals. This strategy requires strong partnerships between the public and private sector. Join us to learn more about EcoDistricts and discover the role the community and private stakeholders have […]
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Talking Headways: Level of Disservice

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In California, whether you’re building an office tower or a new transit line, you’re going to run up against the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The law determines how much environmental analysis you need to do for new projects. But sadly, in practice it’s better at propagating car-oriented development than improving the quality of the […]

EcoDistricts: Building blocks of sustainable cities

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From SPUR Sustainable urban environments are about more than just a collection of green buildings. Cities can be re-envisioned with strategic investments that demonstrate a commitment to accelerated neighborhood sustainability. Darin Dinsmore and Rob Bennett will discuss planning frameworks, policies, community engagement and capacity building. Hear about real-life examples that demonstrate how a performance‐based approach can improve competitive advantage, […]