SPUR Young Urbanists: Creating our own Champs-Elysées: SPUR Young Urbanists and Next American City take on Market Street

"SPUR joins forces with Next American City and the AIA San Francisco for an interactive charrette where we’ll examine what it takes to make a great street – then use those principles to re-envision Market Street. We’ll break up into small groups and tackle issues related to mode share, public art, public space, bike lanes and the role of commerce in creating lively streets."

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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See parking guru Donald Shoup speak in person this Wednesday, and then speak your mind on transit service cuts at the crucial MTA Board meeting on Friday. Here are the week’s highlights: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Building Green in China: A presentation by architect Jeff Heller. Learn about the intricacies of the design and approval […]

SPUR Exibit: DIY Urbanism Opening Party

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"ABOUT THE EXHIBIT Since the onset of the "great recession" in 2008, San Francisco, like many American cities, has struggled through a period of economic decline and drastically reduced public resources. Fortunately for San Francisco, a city with a long history of entrepreneurship and social activism, citizens have displayed great wherewithal and ingenuity in the […]

SPUR City Trivia Night

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From SPUR: YOUNG URBANISTS City Trivia Night: Live Free or Trivia Hard Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pier Amelia Davis Trivia Night is back at SPUR! Six themed rounds of searing questions relating to cities, architecture, urban planning and policy make this event the ultimate showcase of urbanist talent and planning […]

Mid-Market art walk

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From SPUR: Join SPUR’s Young Urbanists for this special evening tour. Amy Ress of Public Architecture and Judy Nemzoff from the San Francisco Arts Commission will lead a lively happy hour at Showdogs, followed by a walk through the burgeoning cultural arts district of Central Market Street. On foot, we will stop by Lights on Market […]

This Week: Valencia Gateway, Living Alleys, Safer Sixth St.

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The city is hosting public workshops this week on creating a greener, safer intersection at Valencia and Mission Streets, “living alleys” around Market Street and Octavia Boulevard, and a traffic calming pilot on Sixth Street. SPUR, meanwhile, has a full week of forums touching on topics ranging from the Central Corridor Plan to the future of suburbs. […]