Forum: The Intersection Between Sustainable Urban Planning and Building

THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING & BUILDING

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week’s Streetsblog Calendar is weighted heavily with transit agency meetings, culminating with the SFMTA’s long-awaited vote on the Bike Plan. It won’t be all work though: Sunday holds major fun. Here are the week’s highlights. Tuesday: SFCTA Board of Directors Meeting. Eddy and Ellis sidewalk bulbs, streetcar procurements, and the Doyle Drive Replacement Project are on […]

SPUR Forum: Building For Wellbeing

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From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user Bhautik Joshi. From the quality of the air we breathe, to levels of physical activity, to the relationships that we have with our neighbors, research has shown that the places we call “home” affect us in profound ways. How can we harness this understanding in order to positively […]

SF Planning Department: EcoDistrict Community Kick-Off

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From sf-planning.org: An EcoDistrict is a sustainable development strategy that the city is employing in the Central Corridor plan area to accommodate growth while meeting environmental goals. This strategy requires strong partnerships between the public and private sector. Join us to learn more about EcoDistricts and discover the role the community and private stakeholders have […]

This Week: A More Livable Mission/Valencia Intersection

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At two overlapping meetings on Wednesday, the city will show final concepts for greener, more pedestrian-friendly streets at the intersection of Mission and Valencia Streets and on Holloway Avenue. Also this week: Folks For Polk and the SF Bicycle Coalition host brainstorming sessions for advocacy on Polk Street, SPUR talks ride-sharing, and Transportation Camp is […]

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, […]