SPUR Evening Symposium: BLDGBLOG the book: A talk with author Geoff Manaugh

"Join us for an evening of architectural conjecture, urban speculation and landscape futures with BLDGBLOG author Geoff Manaugh. Released last year, the BLDGBLOG book compiles Manaugh’s famous genre-defying insights into five chapters—blending history, design, urban exploration, science fiction, climate change and city planning with a keen interest in how humans shape the built environment. Whether you’re a fan of the blog or book, this is an event you won’t want to miss!"


This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, watch a movie about the mid-century dismantling of America’s public transit systems before speaking up for the future of Muni on Saturday. Here are the week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: SFBC Phone Banking. Volunteer to phone bank with the SFBC: no cold calling, just simple reminders to friendly lapsed SFBC members […]

SPUR Evening Forum: Emerald Cities

"What is the future of manufacturing and industrial production in U.S. cities? Can it be done sustainably? Join us for an evening discussion with writer and professor Joan Fitzgerald. Professor Fitzgerald directs the Law, Policy and Society Program at Northeastern University and has written extensively on the role of industry as part of the shift […]

Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities

East Bay Bicycle Coalition and Institute of Urban and Regional Development/University of California Transportation Center are pleased to host author Jeff Mapes to discuss his book, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities. The book explores the growing urban bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities across the U.S. Not […]

SPUR Forum: The Nature of Urban Design

From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user UGArdener The new book The Nature of Urban Design offers a road map for the urban design process — a tool that can transform cities while breaking down barriers between those who change cities and those who are changed by them. Join the author in a conversation about how we can […]

SPUR Evening Forum: New Urban Development: Looking Back to See Forward

From SPUR: The recent recession is one result of how urban planning laws and practices discouraged innovation and artificially pushed up prices in America’s most economically vibrant regions. In his recently published book, New Urban Development: Looking Back to See Forward, Claude Gruen discusses the unintended consequences of contemporary land-use regulations and priorities. Gruen also proposes 13 land-use policies to improve the quality of urban […]