SPUR Walking Tour: David Brower Center and Oxford Plaza

From SPUR:

Berkeley’s new David Brower Center and Oxford Plaza development is one of the best local examples of mixed-use development and green architecture combined. Together, the project includes a LEED Platinum building and conference center for environmental nonprofits, 97 units of low-income family housing, retail, a restaurant, art gallery and parking garage. Join us for a special tour with architect Daniel Solomon of Daniel Solomon Design Partners, Lisa Motoyama of Resources for Community Development,Amy Tobin of the Brower Center and Suzanne Brown of Equity Community Builders. Register here.


This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, the SFMTA Board meets to consider a packed agenda, landscape designers share some ideas that could help transform Ocean Beach, SPUR leads a walking tour of a mixed-use development in Berkeley and the SF Bike Party offers another night of fun on the streets. Here the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: SFMTA […]

Hub Bay Area: Innovations in Energy

From SPUR: Learn about a new model of radical collaboration through social entrepreneurship from the Hub Bay Area. With locations at the David Brower Center in Berkeley and the San Francisco Chronicle Building in SoMa, the Hub provides space and resources to drive creative ideas for high impact around the world. Join the SPUR Young […]

SPUR Walking Tour: Beyond the bazaars: Exploring Chinatown’s alleyways

From SPUR: The Chinatown Alleyway Master Plan, authored in 1980 by the Chinatown Community Development Center, originated from decades of community effort to improve Chinatown’s alleyways. Working with grassroots groups such as the Chinatown Alleyway Improvement Association and the Committee for Better Park and Recreation in Chinatown, the master plan increased much needed open space […]

Today’s Headlines

Chronicle Coverage of 17th Street Pedestrian Plaza (SF Gate) SF Appeal: "MTA Sting Nets Disabled Parking Abusers" SF Fire Investigators Probe Series of Car Torchings (SF Gate, SFist) Americans Still See Cars as #1 Household Necessity (Toll Roads News via Planetizen) Build More Parking, Says Parking Lobby (AP) Plans for New Southern Santa Clara County […]

SPUR Walking Tour: Tassafaronga Village: Bicycle tour with David Baker

"One of the first gold-certified LEED for neighborhoods development in California, Tassafaronga Village is a new 7.5-acre Oakland Housing Authority community that brings a diversity of affordable housing to an under-served area of West Oakland. Designed by David Baker + Partners, the Village includes an 80-unit apartment building, 22 Habitat for Humanity townhouses as well […]