SPUR Lessons in Waterfront Design: The Netherlands

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This Week: Ped Safety, Waterfront and the Big One, Urban Villages

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee. PSAC has been charged with providing expertise on issues concerning pedestrian safety, convenience, ambiance, and planning as well as advocating for pedestrian safety by engaging the public, Board of Supervisors and other relevant agencies. Come join their regular meeting. Tuesday, August 14, 6 p.m., […]

SPUR: Let’s Not Miss the Boat on What America’s Cup Could Do For SF

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Editor’s note: The following is being republished from SPUR, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association. Visit their blog at SPUR.org. When it comes to global sporting events, almost as intense as the competition between star athletes is the competition between cities to play host. That’s because hosting a major international sporting event presents […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week, help guide the Bay Area on a path towards smart growth, speak up for an affordable AC Transit system, hear what America’s Cup could mean for the city, ride bikes with the Dutch for Queen’s Day, and savor delicious noodles on a pedestrianized Grant Avenue. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday, […]

SPUR Forum: Learning from London

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From SPUR: Photo courtesy of Flickr user raph.ae/ London has had over a millennium to establish itself as one of the most progressive cities in the world. How has its history shaped the city and what can we learn from its approaches to issues like housing, design, transportation and sustainability? Come hear about SPUR’s recent study […]

SPUR Forum: Presidio Parklands: Design A New Presidio Landscape

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From SPUR: An inspiring new landscape is taking shape at the Golden Gate. As an elevated freeway is replaced by an at-grade tunnel, ten acres of new public parkland will connect the beautiful waterfront and the heart of the Presidio. This powerful destination will be a place to enjoy panoramic views and iconic landmarks; to gather, […]