SPUR Exhibition Opening: Surf’s Up For the Long Haul (Ocean Beach Master Plan)

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Ocean Beach, one of the gems of the San Francisco landscape, is 3.5 miles of sand and rugged coastline that functions as a national park, a popular urban open space, a major infrastructure complex and a beloved landscape. But the beach faces severe erosion, complex jurisdictional challenges, a diverse population of users and the looming challenge of climate-related sea level rise. SPUR’s newest exhibition celebrates the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a targeted and sustainable long-term vision for Ocean Beach, addressing public access, environmental protection and infrastructure needs in an accessible, hands-on and interactive style.

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Unveiling the Ocean Beach Master Plan

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user guillermo.d For the past 18 months, SPUR led an in-depth inter-agency public process to develop a master plan for Ocean Beach. This national park, including 3.5 miles of open coast on the western edge of San Francisco, has been subjected to repeated episodes of erosion. These conditions are likely to worsen with climate-induced […]

SPUR Forum: The Shaping of Ocean Beach

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From SPUR: A series of dramatic storms last winter caused the severe erosion of bluffs at Ocean Beach, threatening critical infrastructure. What’s the future for Ocean Beach? Learn about the hidden physical processes shaping the area, and the far-reaching implications for coastal zone and climate adaptation planning from coastal engineer Bob Battalio of PWA Engineers. Hear […]

A surfer’s-eye view of Ocean Beach

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From SPUR: Surfing requires keen observation of coastal processes and a deep and specific engagement with the landscape. At Ocean Beach, where SPUR is working to develop a long-term vision plan, no one is more aware of the complex forces shaping the coastline than the local surfing community. They are users, stewards, and passionate advocates on […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: At the border of city and sea: New public landscapes for coastal cities

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From SPUR: Designing public landscapes in coastal settings presents unique challenges and spectacular opportunities. AECOM principals Alma DuSolier and James Haig Streeter, who are serving as consultants for SPUR on the Ocean Beach Master Plan, will present innovative recent work in Los Angeles and Blackpool, England. Hear how landscape designers engage the overlapping layers of ecology, climate, history and urbanism at the border of […]

Next steps for Ocean Beach

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From SPUR: SPUR is leading an interagency master planning effort at Ocean Beach, where erosion and sea level rise are threatening access, wildlife and critical wastewater infrastructure. Join project manager Benjamin Grant and members of the Ocean Beach Master Plan team as they discuss a draft proposal for the future of San Francisco’s open coast.

SPUR Forum: Implementing the Ocean Beach Master Plan

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From SPUR: Image courtesy flickr user wallyg   SPUR’s master plan for Ocean Beach is shaping public action on our threatened coastline through a series of implementation studies, including detailed planning for coastal management, transportation and open space. Hear from members of the team about what this means in such a complex local, state and federal […]