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SPUR San Jose Forum: Robocar: Utopia or Dystopia?

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From SPUR: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:30 p.m. Image courtesy of Flickr user Justin in SD This event will take place in San Jose. What are the transportation planning impacts of cars that can drive themselves? Would they make freeways work better and eliminate the need for parking, and even car ownership, by coming to your […]

SPUR Forum: Designing Suburban Futures

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From SPUR: Image courtesy Flickr user JD the Photog Long the bane of progressive urban designers, low-density suburban communities house a large portion of the country’s population. However, according to the recent census, suburban development is slowing as more people move to urban cores. Join us for a look at the new book, Designing Suburban Futures, and […]

This Week: Valencia Gateway, Living Alleys, Safer Sixth St.

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The city is hosting public workshops this week on creating a greener, safer intersection at Valencia and Mission Streets, “living alleys” around Market Street and Octavia Boulevard, and a traffic calming pilot on Sixth Street. SPUR, meanwhile, has a full week of forums touching on topics ranging from the Central Corridor Plan to the future of suburbs. […]

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: Innovative Urban Cartography

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From SPUR: Map by Brian Stokle  Cartography has its historic roots in the transfer of physical landforms to paper. But in the 21st century, the craft of mapping has taken a digital slant. Today, maps can illustrate nodes of geotagged tweets, the most photographed landmarks on Flickr or the daily exodus of San Francisco residents […]