SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Protected City: Localism, preservation and the city fabric

"The Downtown Plan and the Plan for Mission Bay were among the first schemes in a new era of urban planning that responded to the excesses of the Moderns. Newly powerful neighborhood and community groups insisted that planners consider their needs and values, and promoted a planning agenda characterized by sensitivity to context, historic preservation, localism and inclusivity. Join panelists Dean Macris, former San Francisco planning director; Aaron Peskin, preservationist and former Board of Supervisors president; and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant."

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