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SPUR Forum: The Future of Car Ownership

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From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user Thomas Hawk As headlines proclaim that Millenials are no longer interested in car ownership, car sharing and peer-to-peer ride sharing are growing in both cities and suburbs. Are these signs that car ownership is changing? Will these services — and new technologies like driverless cars — change car ownership […]

SPUR Forum: Unbuilt San Francisco: The View from Futures Past

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From SPUR: The 20th century saw a series of ambitious efforts to reimagine the city of San Francisco, alongside the explosive growth of the region. Unbuilt San Francisco: The View From Futures Past presents some of the most revealing episodes in these two streams of civic discourse through projects that were proposed but never realized. Join us […]

SPUR Forum: Designing and Planning for the Car-Less City

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From SPUR: Photo courtesy of Flickr user ekelly80 This event will be held at EEFG, across the street from the Urban Center. Please see the Location section, below, for more information. The car as we know it could be gone within the next few decades. The prospect of driverless taxis, increased ridesharing and other new kinds of […]

SPUR Forum: The Future of POPOS

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From SPUR: Privately owned public open spaces, or POPOS, are gems hidden within downtown San Francisco’s urban fabric. But have they been a viable amenity? As the downtown continues to grow, should property owners be allowed to pay to convert their POPOS to private use? Come learn about the future of POPOS in San Francisco. […]

This Week: EBBC Celebrates 40 Years of Bike Advocacy

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This week, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition celebrates four decades of advocacy, transport economics guru John Pucher talks biking and walking at UC Berkeley, and the Green Building Conference tours SF streets. Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Wednesday (SJ) and Friday (SF): SPUR Forum: Using Social Networks to Improve Transport Planning. SPUR brings this […]