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."


This Week in Livable Streets Events

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 […]

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

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 […]

Water in the urban landscape

From SPUR: Recognized as leaders in the planning and development of beautiful, innovative land and waterscape developments, Charles Brucker of Atelier Dreiseitl and Jon Schleuning of SRG Partnership will share new ideas in sustainable development and team integration. A range of scales will be examined, from the San Francisco Urban Watershed Framework to the University of Washington’s […]

SF Planning Department: EcoDistrict Community Kick-Off

From sf-planning.org: An EcoDistrict is a sustainable development strategy that the city is employing in the Central Corridor plan area to accommodate growth while meeting environmental goals. This strategy requires strong partnerships between the public and private sector. Join us to learn more about EcoDistricts and discover the role the community and private stakeholders have […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Bicycle share systems in European cities

"As cities explore options for convenient, sustainable and intermodal transportation, bicycle share systems have become increasingly popular. How do bicycle shares work, what makes them successful and what are their challenges? Join Jessica Coleman, landscape designer at MPA Design, former recipient of U.C. Berkeley’s Scott Traveling Fellowship, as she shares her research from Paris, Amsterdam […]