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The city pumped some storm water onto the street to test the drainage and permeable surface. It worked perfectly and the water was drawn away immediately. Photo: SFPUC. All other photos Streetsblog/Rudick

Eyes on the Street: Holloway Green Street Project

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The San Francisco Public Utilities (SFPUC) cut the ribbon on its Holloway Avenue Green Street project today, which added permeable surfaces and cisterns for better storm water management on an eight-block stretch of this relatively calm residential street through the Ingleside neighborhood. The project, which the SFPUC says will “collect and treat 1.1 million gallons […]

Today’s Headlines

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SMART Train Service Starts a Week from Today (SFGate, ABC7, MarinIJ) Weekend Closures Coming for M-Ocean View and N-Judah (SFBay) Safety Measures Discussed for Golden Gate Park (SFChron, SFExaminer) Holloway Avenue Redo Complete (SFBay) Water to Flow Again in Several SF Parks (Hoodline) Big Development Planned for Lucky Penny Site on Geary (Socketsite) More on […]
Janette Sadik-Khan warned people to "keep their eyes on the street" during her keynote address at the "City of Tomorrow" symposium. Photo: Ford Motor.

Can a Detroit Auto Maker Help Create a More Livable City?

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“Mobility should be as accessible as water or electricity. We believe mobility is a human right,” said Marcy Klevorn, Executive Vice President and President, Mobility, Ford Motor Company, during the introductory session at today’s “City of Tomorrow” symposium at Fort Mason, which Ford sponsored. Ford’s move to become less of a car maker and more of […]
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Talking Headways Podcast: Critiquing the Language of Planners

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This week, Robin Rather of Collective Strength joins the podcast to talk about missteps in the planning profession - including how things go wrong with language. Robin shares how she got to thinking about urban issues and why she believes current planning practice is stuck in the 1990s. We discuss the often jargon-filled language the profession uses, taking a paragraph from Austin’s current zoning code rewrite to illustrate.