SPUR Evening Symposium: The Post-Carbon City: Planning for abundance in an era of dwindling resources

"Eco-Urbanism is a movement that emphasizes sustainability, as planners promote green buildings, "closed-loop" architecture and neighborhood planning, and seek to build robust transit systems that can play a role in reducing emissions. Join panelists Carl Anthony, founder of Urban Habitat; Jeff Tumlin of Nelson\Nygaard; Leah Shahum, executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition; Harrison Fraker, former dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design; and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant."

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