Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Events

Greening Apartment Buildings

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Fr0m SPUR: In our built-out city, retrofitting existing buildings to conserve water, energy and materials is a key sustainability challenge. In 2010, SPUR convened a task force to identify opportunities to “green” multifamily apartment buildings — which contain more than two-thirds of the city’s housing units. Join us for an exploration of these issues and […]

The Future of Sharp Park

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From SPUR: San Francisco’s public Sharp Park Golf Course, located in Pacifica, is facing serious financial, environmental and recreational challenges. Potential solutions are constrained by the presence of two endangered species and a coastal location threatened by sea level rise. Yet Sharp Park provides unique opportunities to adapt the coast to climate change while preserving […]

Exhibit Opening Party – Local Code: Real Estates

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From SPUR: SPUR presents Local Code : Real Estates, an exhibit by UC Berkeley Professor Nicholas de Monchaux. Local Code : Real Estates uses geospatial analysis to identify thousands of publicly owned abandoned sites in major US cities, imagining this distributed, vacant landscape as the basis for a new, green infrastructure. The exhibit includes more […]

HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth

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From SPUR: “Climate change is well underway,” writes Nation environmental correspondent Mark Hertsgaard in his forthcoming book, HOT:  Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, “and we must begin to adapt to it even as we work to stop it.”  Humanity has entered a new era of global warming and must think about the […]

Transit and Job Growth: Lessons for SB375

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From SPUR: This spring the Public Policy Institute of California will complete a series of reports on Senate Bill 375, the land-use portion of the state’s climate change law. Using original research on transit-oriented development from 1992-2006, these reports include an analysis of changes in employment and job density around new transit stations in California. […]