SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Growing Urban Habitats

"This new how-to guide and source book reveals opportunities for housing design that are both respectful of current residents and sustainable for generations to come. Its focus is on using design to improve affordable housing and neighborhoods across the U.S. Featuring co-author William Morrish, recently-appointed dean for Parson’s School of Constructed Environments."

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SPUR Talk: What About the Families?

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How can San Francisco keep families from moving away? That was the central question of a panel discussion this afternoon hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). The panel included Susan Exline of the San Francisco Planning Department, Daniel Parolek, architect with Opticos Design, and San Francisco’s District Seven […]

Mountain View Council Candidates Split on Building Housing Near Google

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A crowded field of nine candidates campaigning for three available seats on Mountain View’s City Council aired their disagreements at a community forum on Tuesday evening about whether new housing within the sprawling North Bayshore office park would be a practical solution to traffic congestion and rapidly rising rents. Candidates Lenny Siegel, Pat Showalter, Jim Neal, Gary […]

Polk Street Contra-Flow Bike Lane Opens to the Public

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City planners, politicians, and bicycle advocates gathered this morning for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of the contra-flow bike lane on Polk Street, a two-block protected cycle track from Market to Grove Streets. Just in time for next week’s Bike to Work Day, the opening ceremony came after a decade of delays and a great deal of pressure […]