SPUR Evening Symposium: The Post-Carbon City: Planning for abundance in an era of dwindling resources

"Eco-Urbanism is a movement that emphasizes sustainability, as planners promote green buildings, "closed-loop" architecture and neighborhood planning, and seek to build robust transit systems that can play a role in reducing emissions. Join panelists Carl Anthony, founder of Urban Habitat; Jeff Tumlin of Nelson\Nygaard; Leah Shahum, executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition; Harrison Fraker, former dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design; and exhibition curator Benjamin Grant."

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Detailed Polk Street Designs: Plans for Safe Bicycling Still “Lackluster”

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The SFMTA and the Planning Department presented detailed plans for Polk Street at the project’s final open house meeting yesterday. The new aspects include specific locations of bulb-outs, dedicated bicycle signals, left turn prohibitions, loading zones, and new trees and landscaping. Plans to improve bicycle infrastructure are still composed of a mix of protected, buffered, […]