SPUR: The Meanies and the War Mongers: Recent Planning Lessons from SF

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Image credit: Flickr user Eric Fischer

Land use planning in San Francisco is often called a blood sport. John Rahaim, Planning Director, will discuss the last five years of planning in San Francisco during his tenure, and why that phrase is too weak. Rahaim will look at the accomplishments of planning in the city, the impacts from the last decade of neighborhood plans and the lessons from the war that will guide the Planning Department into the next decade.

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