SPUR Symposium: Beyond the City: Turning toward regional challenges

"True regional planning has been the elusive goal of many generations of Bay Area planners. While the region boasts some great successes – saving the Bay, preserving the greenbelt and the building of BART – we still struggle to adequately manage regional land use. This symposium will trace the current state of regional planning, and assess how new climate change laws give hope for greater regional coordination. Join panelists Radhika Fox of PolicyLink; Mike Teitz, professor emeritus in regional planning at UC Berkeley; Will Travis, executive director of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Egon Terplan, SPUR’s regional planning director; and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant."


Clipper Card Upgrade Could Bring Seamless Regional Travel, Or Not

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will soon renew its contract for Clipper, the Bay Area’s “all-in-one transit card.” Transit advocates are urging MTC to use the opportunity to create a more seamless fare system, and remove barriers that could allow Clipper payments on both the region’s transit agencies and “first-and-last-mile” trip services. Transit riders can currently […]