SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Growing Urban Habitats

"This new how-to guide and source book reveals opportunities for housing design that are both respectful of current residents and sustainable for generations to come. Its focus is on using design to improve affordable housing and neighborhoods across the U.S. Featuring co-author William Morrish, recently-appointed dean for Parson’s School of Constructed Environments."

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Picturing West Coast density

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From SPUR: During the recent housing boom, West Coast architects and developers designed infill projects to create environmentally and socially conscious high-density housing. Many of these projects included a creative use of planning codes, which pushed the limits of design and addressed concerns such as parking, height and bulk. Join us for a panel discussion […]

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Supes to Vote on Density Housing Bonus (SFExaminer) More on Smart City Grant (Daily Californian) Biking the Dog Patch (Hoodline) Empty Western SoMa Parcel Slated for Housing Now Back on Market (Socketsite) Golden Gate Bridge Starts Summer Lane Shift (SFGate, MarinIJ) Hyde at Turk Development Could Become All Affordable Housing (Hoodline) Cyclist Seriously Injured at […]

Designing Daggett Park

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From SF Planning: Please join us Wednesday, September 7th to help finalize the design for a new public park on the Daggett Street right-of-way. The proposed design is based on the initial design developed by the community and City staff as part of theShowplace Square Open Space Plan. Once the design is finalized and approved […]
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Talking Headways Podcast: The Missing Middle

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This week on the podcast, Dan Parolek of Opticos Design talks about their new website themissingmiddle.com, which explores housing types between high- or mid-rise buildings and single-family homes that cities don’t make much anymore. We get into Austin’s development code, Cincinnati’s walkable neighborhoods, and how people are often worried by the phrase “density,” then surprised by density designed well. Why are developers and bankers […]