SPUR Walking Tour: Vetrazzo Factory

"SPUR travels to Richmond to visit Vetrazzo’s state-of-the-art recycled-glass countertops factory. Housed in a former Ford auto plant in Richmond, we’ll witness the molding and cutting of countertops with Vetrazzo’s CEO & Co-Founder, James Sheppard, and VP of Manufacturing, John Sabol. The old Ford factory was designed by Albert Kahn, the 20th-century architect famous for pioneering the “daylit factory,” and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988."

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SPUR Summer movie series: Manufactured Landscapes

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From SPUR: Manufactured Landscapes (2006) features the work of internationally renowned artist Edward Burtynsky, whose large-scale photographs of quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams create art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows Burtynsky through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. This event is generously […]

SPUR Walking Tour: Tassafaronga Village tour with David Baker

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"One of the first gold-certified LEED for neighborhoods development in California, Tassafaronga Village is a new 7.5-acre Oakland Housing Authority community that brings a diversity of affordable housing to an under-served area of Oakland. Designed by David Baker + Partners, the Village includes an 80-unit apartment building, 22 Habitat for Humanity townhouses as well as […]

SPUR Walking Tour: Tassafaronga Village: Bicycle tour with David Baker

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"One of the first gold-certified LEED for neighborhoods development in California, Tassafaronga Village is a new 7.5-acre Oakland Housing Authority community that brings a diversity of affordable housing to an under-served area of West Oakland. Designed by David Baker + Partners, the Village includes an 80-unit apartment building, 22 Habitat for Humanity townhouses as well […]

Rosie the Riveter Richmond Bike Ride

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From SFBC: Pedal to some of the historic sites from the legendary time of Rosie the Riveter. From Berkeley to the Richmond Inner Harbor and the Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historic Park. We’ll take an extra close look at the former Ford assembly plant that once cranked out cars and jeeps […]

Artisans and the economy

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From SPUR: To celebrate the first annual “Made in San Francisco Week,” join us for an exploration of the role artisan manufacturing plays in San Francisco’s local economy and as a path to self-sufficiency for craftspeople. We will visit Tech Shop, a newly opened membership-based workshop offering access to tools, equipment and instruction; Bonton, one […]