SPUR Symposium: Beyond the City: Turning toward regional challenges

"True regional planning has been the elusive goal of many generations of Bay Area planners. While the region boasts some great successes – saving the Bay, preserving the greenbelt and the building of BART – we still struggle to adequately manage regional land use. This symposium will trace the current state of regional planning, and assess how new climate change laws give hope for greater regional coordination. Join panelists Radhika Fox of PolicyLink; Mike Teitz, professor emeritus in regional planning at UC Berkeley; Will Travis, executive director of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Egon Terplan, SPUR’s regional planning director; and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant."

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An emerging regional consensus in the Bay Area?

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From SPUR: Many of the most pressing planning questions of our day occur at the regional level: How do we address sea-level rise? How should we alter our land-use patterns to combat climate change? Join leaders of the Bay Area’s four regional agencies to discuss planning for our region’s collective future. With Steve Heminger of the […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Planning jobs to reduce emissions

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From SPUR: Drawing from examples such as Tyson’s Corner, Mission Bay, Emeryville and traditional urban downtowns across the U.S., this forum will illustrate how planning for dense job centers on transit is becoming core to regional strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With San Francisco Chief Economist Ted Egan, SPUR Regional Planning Director Egon Terplan andJignesh […]

SPUR: Toward a Grand Regional Bargain?

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user Ron Reiring Debates about regional growth tend to revolve around a zero sum game between the transit-rich core and the auto-oriented edges. For decades the core has grown more slowly as anti-growth politics have spread throughout most of the inner Bay Area, while the edge has grown — often without the […]

Director’s Forum: San Francisco’s Response to the Sustainable Communities Strategy

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From SF Planning: Senate Bill 375, adopted in October 2008, requires the Bay Area’s regional agencies – the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), our regional transportation organization, and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), our regional planning agency – to develop an integrated transportation, land-use and housing plan known as a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS). […]

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