SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Archiving the City

"FoundSF invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Franciscans of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. With over 1,800 articles of primary sources, essays, and images, the new FoundSF, co-sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, is poised to become the Living Archive of the city, an interactive digital space in which history is actively shaped by the many voices and perspectives. With Chris Carlsson."

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SPUR Forum: Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities)

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From SPUR: LUNCHTIME FORUM Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities) Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m. Image courtesy of Flickr user striatic The recent publication Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities) introduces the idea of continuous cities — cities that add vibrant new chapters to their history without eradicating it. Throughout their histories, San Francisco and San Jose […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Pier 70: Plans to Projects

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user Dave R Over the last five years, the San Francisco Planning Department and Port of San Francisco have set forth plans for the Eastern Neighborhoods and Pier 70 areas. With an eye to preserving the waterfront’s rich history and creating new parks while protecting maritime and industrial needs, these plans […]

SPUR Young Urbanists: [Literature] in the city

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"From the Beat movement and City Lights to McSweeney’s, San Francisco has been shaped by its literary history.  But this history does not simply lie in the texts produced by the writers—it was also a history produced in the city’s fabric, in literary movements that defined and influenced people and place. Join us in exploring […]

Port City: The history and transformation of SF’s waterfront

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From SPUR: Representatives from San Francisco Architectural Heritage will present the group’s new book, Port City. The book’s author, Michael Corbett, will discuss the rich history of the port and its role in shaping San Francisco. Heritage Executive Director Mike Buhler will detail the transformation of the waterfront and the current context of its redevelopment, including what lies […]