Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Events

Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: SPUR’s Plan for High-Speed Rail

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From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user California High-Speed Rail Authority This event will be held in San Jose. California’s diverse economy includes two iconic and historically distinct economic districts: Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Yet the recent democratization of content facilitated by technology is challenging Hollywood’s traditional role as a tastemaker. A recent SPUR paper makes the […]

SPUR: The Immersive Cities Lab

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user npetren Join us for a presentation of the latest modeling technology out of the Immersive Cities Lab. Paul Waddell, chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, will take us on a tour of urban possibilities using the visualization capabilities of UrbanSIM, a software-based simulation system now […]

SPUR: Designing Silicon Valley

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user roland This event will take place in San Jose. Steve Jobs combined a ruthless pursuit of excellence with an understanding of what people love about product design. His successful products were ones that elicited an emotional connection. But while his designs are enduringly clever and showed emotional intelligence, the architecture […]

SPUR: A Conversation with The New Yorker’s David Owen

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From SPUR: Image: Flickr user Idle Type This event will take place in San Jose. Air conditioners are cheaper and more efficient so we use them more. Greater fuel efficiency has driven us to use more, not less, gas. In his new book, The Conundrum, David Owen, writer for The New Yorker and author of Green Metropolis, addresses these and countless […]

SPUR: Next Steps for Greening Multifamily Housing

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user Diana Marsh Existing multifamily buildings, especially affordable multifamily housing, tend to fall through the cracks with respect to state-funded energy efficiency and greening programs. But a new report from the cities of Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, and new efforts spearheaded by the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC), works towards helping […]