Transition City: Permacultural Transformation

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Things Are Heating Up!

New Bike Plan! Let’s Get Naked and Celebrate! Critical Mass San Francisco, June 2009. I was glad to see “We Are the World” on the ridiculously inadequate Climate Change bill that finally emerged from the corrupt U.S. Congress. Sadly, the bill could only emerge with the support of a number of mainstream environmental lobbyists in […]

Port City: The history and transformation of SF’s waterfront

From SPUR: Representatives from San Francisco Architectural Heritage will present the group’s new book, Port City. The book’s author, Michael Corbett, will discuss the rich history of the port and its role in shaping San Francisco. Heritage Executive Director Mike Buhler will detail the transformation of the waterfront and the current context of its redevelopment, including what lies […]

Beijing’s global city ambitions

From SPUR: In recent years, Beijing has undergone momentous and rapid transformation instigated by the 2008 Olympics. Its breakneck progress has not come without challenges, the most marked of which is providing quality of life while advancing sustainable growth. Join Diana Mendes, AECOM’s senior vice president responsible for the company’s Global Cities Institute partnership with the […]

What’s next for redevelopment in California?

From SPUR: With the Governor’s proposed elimination of redevelopment agencies hanging in the balance and a number of competing proposals changing by the day, cities have been left to manage the transition of projects and authority to successor agencies. Join us as we discuss what comes next for redevelopment in California cities with Fred Blackwell of […]

And the Best Street Transformation of 2016 Is…

Last week we asked readers to choose their favorite American street transformation of 2016. Six finalists were in the running. These projects sped up bus trips for tens of thousands of riders (San Francisco), improved critical links in city bike networks (Chicago, Atlanta, and Oakland), and healed an old downtown freeway scar (Rochester). Our winner came from Pittsburgh, a city that’s made a big […]