SPUR Walking Tour: The City and the Urban Center

"Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes tour of SPUR with exhibition curator Benjamin Grant and Urban Center architect Peter Pfau. From the City Builders, to the Regionalists to the current movement of Eco-Urbanists, you’ll learn about the urban planning movements that have shaped San Francisco’s physical and social landscapes—and get an exclusive peek at the architectural and green building features of the new 14,500 square foot SPUR Urban Center in the heart of the city’s bustling Yerba Buena Cultural District."

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SPUR Bike Tour: Take a Spin Through San Jose

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From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user wvs This event will take place in San Jose. When driving from destination to destination we too easily miss the finer details of the communities in which we live, work and play — from the rich diversity of our cities’ cultural centers to the architectural details of our historic neighborhoods. […]

CANCELED – SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Contextual urban design

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"The contextualist movement in San Francisco arose following the simultaneous realization of Modernist projects like the Embarcadero Center and the loss of historic buildings like the City of Paris. David Baker of David Baker + Partners takes a critical look at the strengths and weaknesses of the movement, from the early historic rehabilitation of sites […]
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This Week: Bike Ambassadors, Learning from the Netherlands, Housing the Elderly

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! Bike Ambassador Training. Want to learn more about how to spread the word about better biking in the East Bay? Come to Bike Ambassador training. Monday, tonight! March 20, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Bike East Bay’s Headquarters, Jack London Square, 466 Water St, Oakland. Tuesday Learning From the Netherlands. With sea level rise […]
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This Week: Bike Advisory Committee, Telegraph Ambassadors, Civic Center

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/tonight! Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee meets monthly to consider bicycle transportation projects and policies to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, the SFMTA, and other City and County agencies. Monday/tonight! August 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F. […]
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This Week: Clipper Card, Organizing 101, Elevated Oasis

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/tonight! Rationalizing Bay Area Fares. The Clipper card has made it easier to use public transit around the Bay Area, but there is still so much more that can be done. Cities such as Zürich, London and Toronto have a wealth of experience in the area of fare […]
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This Week: Ped Safety, Waterfront and the Big One, Urban Villages

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee. PSAC has been charged with providing expertise on issues concerning pedestrian safety, convenience, ambiance, and planning as well as advocating for pedestrian safety by engaging the public, Board of Supervisors and other relevant agencies. Come join their regular meeting. Tuesday, August 14, 6 p.m., […]