SPUR Hosts “Growing Cooler: Urbanism and Climate Change”

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Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

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Editor’s note: Today we are very pleased to begin a five-part series of excerpts from Peter Calthorpe’s book, “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.” Keep reading this week and next to learn how you can win a copy of the book from Island Press. I take as a given that climate change is an […]

John Norquist: “Time to Talk About a Freeway-Free San Francisco”

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San Francisco is considered one of the leading American cities in the growing movement to tear down freeways. Fortunately, San Franciscans got a head start by averting the freeway-riddled fate of most other American cities in the 20th century by successfully protesting the construction of most of the proposed structures, which would have torn apart […]

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 […]

This Week: Fossil-Free Bay Area, High-speed Rail, Prop. 13

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday Today! Fossil-Free Bay Area. California has the most ambitious climate policy framework in the world, and the Bay Area has the resources, political temperament and innovative spirit to demonstrate how to work toward eliminating fossil fuel use. But is that spirit enough to go fossil-free? SPUR’s […]