From SPUR: Addresses issues related to local and regional climate policy, green buildings, waste and water infrastructure, energy policy and more. Contact Laura Tam, SPUR Sustainable Development Policy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From SPUR: The Sustainable Development Committee addresses issues related to local and regional climate policy, green buildings, waste and water infrastructure, energy policy and more. The topic of discussion on Monday, February 14th will be CALGreen, the new state green building code that went into effect on January 1. Join us for a comparison of CALGreenwith LEED and GreenPoint Rated, […]
From SPUR: This month, our guest speaker is Amy Norquist, founder and CEO of Greensulate, a green roof company that installed more than 1/3 of the new green roofs in New York City last year. Amy will share the latest news from the green roofs world, including recent construction costs, and what changes in the policy environment […]
From SPUR: We have known about the perils of climate change for more than two decades. But global efforts to slow it down by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions have largely failed. Although we must do everything in our power to stop climate change, some of its impacts are now inevitable. Climate change adaptation—preparing for heat waves, […]
Yesterday evening, over 220 people squeezed into the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association’s (SPUR) downtown S.F. location to hear the organization’s policy experts explain which ballot measures they are endorsing. With 25 measures on the San Francisco ballot this November 8, each of the six SPUR experts spent just a few minutes on […]
First session: Responding to the Context: State LegislationSB 375 and Sustainable Community Strategies Whether professional planners, community groups, or activist citizens, we all work to create change within the legislative framework. Absent national policy, even something as weak as ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, these laws and policies are primarily at the state level. SB 375 holds tremendous […]