SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Connect and Extend: IDEO’s winning proposal for a green school in Hyderabad, India

"IDEO San Francisco, a winner in Architecture for Humanity’s 2009 Open Architecture Competition for classroom design, will present the design for a school in a low-income neighborhood in Hyderabad, India. This presentation will highlight the tremendous potential for design and the challenges faced in school design in the developing world. With Beau Trincia and others from IDEO."

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From SPUR: Image Credit: Flickr user clickykbd How can we transform urban spaces and consider issues of ecology and sustainability alongside urban form? Frederick “Fritz” Steiner, dean of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and co-author of Urban Ecological Design, discusses a comprehensive design process with the potential to guide any urban design project. Co-presented by […]

SPUR Evening Symposium: Rebuilding in Haiti: An evening with Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair

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"After the initial devastation of a natural disaster comes the long process of rebuilding communities in the affected areas. Co-founders Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit design services firm, will talk about their involvement in long-term rebuilding initiatives in Haiti. The organization has significant experience in leading the reconstruction of […]

SPUR Evening Forum: URBANbuild Local Global: An innovative model for rebuilding and good design in New Orleans

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"URBANbuild Local Global documents the work of URBANbuild, a comprehensive two-year program at Tulane University School of Architecture initiated to actively support the rehabilitation of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. URBANbuild Local Global, literally a double-sided book, reconnects local research, analysis and design for New Orleans with a broader framework that embraces […]

AC Transit: East Bay BRT Design Meetings, Second Round

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From AC Transit: To meet neighborhood needs and ensure community compatibility, AC Transit is holding another round of workshops to gather input from local businesses and residents on the neighborhood-level design of the BRT stations. The meetings will be held on: Wednesday November 7th , 6-8pm, at the Lincoln Recreation Center, 250 10th Street, Oakland Thursday November […]

The Rise of the Longtail Bicycle

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Xtracycle founder Ross Evans is only tangentially running a business in Oakland.  Inventor, entrepreneur, bicycle tinkerer, activist, and international transportation development consultant, Evans has a mission to transform mobility around the world with his longtail bicycle design, all the while creating communities and culture that are less reliant on the car.  And what’s more refreshing, […]