SPUR Walking Tour: The City and the Urban Center

"Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes tour of SPUR with exhibition curator Benjamin Grant and Urban Center architect Peter Pfau. From the City Builders, to the Regionalists to the current movement of Eco-Urbanists, you’ll learn about the urban planning movements that have shaped San Francisco’s physical and social landscapes—and get an exclusive peek at the architectural and green building features of the new 14,500 square foot SPUR Urban Center in the heart of the city’s bustling Yerba Buena Cultural District."

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SPUR Bike Tour: Take a Spin Through San Jose

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From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user wvs This event will take place in San Jose. When driving from destination to destination we too easily miss the finer details of the communities in which we live, work and play — from the rich diversity of our cities’ cultural centers to the architectural details of our historic neighborhoods. […]

CANCELED – SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Contextual urban design

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"The contextualist movement in San Francisco arose following the simultaneous realization of Modernist projects like the Embarcadero Center and the loss of historic buildings like the City of Paris. David Baker of David Baker + Partners takes a critical look at the strengths and weaknesses of the movement, from the early historic rehabilitation of sites […]
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This Week: Bike Advisory Committee, Telegraph Ambassadors, Civic Center

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/tonight! Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee meets monthly to consider bicycle transportation projects and policies to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, the SFMTA, and other City and County agencies. Monday/tonight! August 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F. […]

SPUR Young Urbanists: City trivia night

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From SPUR: What city was first built as a series of facades? What building currently reigns as the tallest in the world? Who was the first woman ever to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize? What’s the total number of metered parking spaces in San Francisco? If you don’t know the answers, study up! Join the […]

SPUR Exhibition Opening – Grand Reductions

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From SPUR: Many of the ideas that have most influenced the design of cities have been expressed through simple visual statements that have become iconic distillations of values, policy agendas and ideologies — touchstones in the visual lexicon of urban planning and design. Grand Reductions, at the SPUR Urban Center gallery, investigates the visual culture and […]
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This Week: Bike Ambassadors, Learning from the Netherlands, Housing the Elderly

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! Bike Ambassador Training. Want to learn more about how to spread the word about better biking in the East Bay? Come to Bike Ambassador training. Monday, tonight! March 20, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Bike East Bay’s Headquarters, Jack London Square, 466 Water St, Oakland. Tuesday Learning From the Netherlands. With sea level rise […]