SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Latest in Living Architecture: Green roofs and more

"The living architecture movement is flourishing as green roofs go vertical and are increasingly integrated into city policies. One of the leading thinkers in restorative landscape design, Paul Kephart of Rana Creek (designer of the California Academy of Science’s green roof), will join us for a presentation of new green roof designs, living landscape projects and an update from Toronto, which recently began requiring green roofs in new construction."


Strong Show of Public Support at City Hall for Watershed Restoration

One of the PUC’s suggested treatments would daylight Yosemite Creek along city streets. Want to see an unprecedented outpouring of public support for a government agency? Look no further than your nearest sewer. A Monday afternoon presentation before the Board of Supervisors Land Use & Economic Development Committee by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission […]

Hayes Valley Playground Renovation Celebration

From the Trust for Public Land: You’re invited to a free community event celebrating the long-awaited renovation of Hayes Valley Playground. Hayes Valley Playground is the latest success of The Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People-SF program. The new park design includes all kinds of green features, like a living roof and solar panels […]

San Francisco Designing Public Amenities in Empty Lots

Architectural rendering of two parcels adjacent to Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley, one of which is currently vacant and the other a parking lot. The project, called "proxy," would be developed for two to three years in space that will eventually be housing. Images: Envelope Architecture and Design. At a forum hosted by the San […]

Mayor Newsom and MTA Cut Ribbon on New Solar Bus Shelters

Clear Channel’s Bill Hooper, MTA Chief Nat Ford, and Mayor Newsom in front of the new bus shelter. Photos: Matthew Roth At a ribbon cutting ceremony on Geary and Arguello Boulevards in the Richmond District yesterday, Mayor Gavin Newsom, MTA Chief Nat Ford and representatives from Clear Channel presented the next iteration of the city’s […]