This Week in Livable Streets Events
This week, learn about the future of the planet, the history of transit in San Francisco, and present-day bicycle culture in Copenhagen. Here are the week's highlights.
- Tuesday: SPUR Evening Forum: New residential architecture in Southern California. Sam Lubell will talk about his book, Living West: New Residential Architecture in Southern California, which book explores 30 structures showcasing sustainability, new technologies, unusual envelopes, prefab construction, cliffside living, and adaptive reuse. 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Save the planet! (or plan B). Ken Caldeira, of the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University, presents "policy-relevant science to help solve the carbon-climate problem." Hear about "carbon-neutral energy for economic growth and environmental preservation - and the back up plan: goengineering." 12:30 p.m.
- Friday: Bike to Work with Supervisor Eric Mar. Talk policy points or trade political gossip with Supervisor Eric Mar on this monthly tradition. 8 a.m.
- Friday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Bike like the Danes. After 30 years of urban planning in Copenhagen, the bicycle has become a "democratic tool liberating Copenhagenites from cars" and created the foundations for one of the world's most livable cities. Speaker Mikael Coleville-Andersen advises cities, towns and organizations about bicycle culture, infrastructure and urban planning with a focus on the anthropological aspects of getting more citizens to choose the bicycle. 12:30 p.m.
- Sunday: Transit History Bike Tour. Discover lost freeways, ghosts of train routes, and a "vivid account of how San Franciscans moved around this peninsula through time." Hear about the violent strikes that shaped public transit, the graft and corruption that conquered the Outside Lands. It's a "social, historical and critical four-hour tour through the city's transportation past and present." 12-4 p.m.