SPUR Hosts “Growing Cooler: Urbanism and Climate Change”

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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 Transportation and Climate Adaptation

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From SPUR: LUNCHTIME FORUM Image credit: Flickr user MTAPhotos Hurricane Sandy and other recent extreme weather events underscore the importance of preparing for climate variability and change. But understanding the on-the-ground implications of climate change can be challenging, especially since we can’t precisely predict the future of our climate. Join Beth Rodehorst of ICF International Joe LaClair of the San […]
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This Week: Climate Action, Homegrown Energy, High-speed Rail Summit

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/tonight! Planning for Climate Action. As we continue to experience extreme weather as a result of Earth’s changing climate, planners around the world have joined forces to better understand the role that city planning can have in creating meaningful environmental change. Monday/tonight!, Sept. 10, 6 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 […]

Achieving a Jobs/Housing Balance

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From SPUR: The Bay Area is unprepared for the immense growth expected in the next 30 years due to a major imbalance between housing and jobs. Hitting a housing target of 770,000 new homes would balance the region’s housing and jobs, but missing the target will push workforce housing farther out to the regional edge […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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How are cities preparing to deal with climate change? How is light rail working out for Santa Clara County? What does a bicycle ballet look like? These question and more answered in this week’s events. Here are the highlights. Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: How U.S. cities are preparing for climate change. The Center for Clean […]