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SPUR Sustainable Development Committee Meeting

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From SPUR: The Sustainable Development Committee addresses issues related to local and regional climate policy, green buildings, waste and water infrastructure, energy policy and more. The topic of discussion on Monday, February 14th will be CALGreen, the new state green building code that went into effect on January 1. Join us for a comparison of CALGreenwith LEED and GreenPoint Rated, […]

This Week: Speak Out on SFPD Victim-Blaming

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This week is a major opportunity to speak up about the SFPD’s traffic safety practices. The Police Commission and a Board of Supervisors committee will hold a hearing on how police investigate traffic collisions involving people walking and biking. Elsewhere, SPUR discusses the reform of CEQA and the first public meeting on the Irving Commons project will […]

SPUR Sustainable Development Committee Meeting

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From SPUR: This month, our guest speaker is Amy Norquist, founder and CEO of Greensulate, a green roof company that installed more than 1/3 of the new green roofs in New York City last year. Amy will share the latest news from the green roofs world, including recent construction costs, and what changes in the policy environment […]

EcoDistricts: Building blocks of sustainable cities

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From SPUR Sustainable urban environments are about more than just a collection of green buildings. Cities can be re-envisioned with strategic investments that demonstrate a commitment to accelerated neighborhood sustainability. Darin Dinsmore and Rob Bennett will discuss planning frameworks, policies, community engagement and capacity building. Hear about real-life examples that demonstrate how a performance‐based approach can improve competitive advantage, […]