SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Metrics for a greener city

"The Sustainable Sites Initiative is the nation’s first rating system for the design, construction and maintenance of sustainable landscapes. This missing link in green design has the potential to reshape urban landscape design. Learn about the program’s new ratings system, and hear about case studies that demonstrate the process of landscape measurement. With April Philips, principal at April Philips Design Works and a founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Sustainable Design & Development Professional Practice Network, Allegra Bukojemsky of Biohabitats and current chair of the Sustainable Design & Development PPN and Deb Guenther, principal at Mithun and ASLA’s representative for the development of the SSI."

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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SPUR’s discussion series is back in force this week, with talks ranging from great streets to parking. Across the Bay, this week also holds important opportunities to give input on BRT and help out the local bike coalition. Here are the highlights: Monday: Community Meeting: Oakland BRT. Come to this community meeting to make sure […]

Commentary: Proposition G and the Vision of the City

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Editor’s note: Jason Henderson, a geography professor at San Francisco State University who writes about the politics of mobility, explains why he’s voting against Proposition G on November 2. We’ve invited the Yes on G side to write an op-ed and hope to publish it soon. A lot of well-meaning people are leaning towards voting […]

EcoDistrict Presentation: Investigating New Business Models to Make Cities Smarter and More Successful

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From sf-planning.org: ECODISTRICT PRESENTATION SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM Investigating New Business Models to Make Cities Smarter and More SuccessfulTom Osdoba will discuss how district-scale frameworks can help cities to increase and accelerate innovation toward more sustainable outcomes, and how this approach fosters local business development, engages the community and helps organize capital for needed community […]