SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Growth and planning: San Francisco’s role in the region

"Though not the most populous city in the Bay Area, San Francisco is the center of the region. How much should San Francisco grow, both in terms of housing and jobs, relative to the region? How can San Francisco be a leader in implementing SB 375, a new statewide anti-sprawl legislation? How can we work as a region to support localities that accept growth? Join San Francisco Planning Director John Rahaim and Association of Bay Area Governments Planning Director Ken Kirkey for an exciting discussion about San Francisco’s role in the region."


Director’s Forum: San Francisco’s Response to the Sustainable Communities Strategy

From SF Planning: Senate Bill 375, adopted in October 2008, requires the Bay Area’s regional agencies – the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), our regional transportation organization, and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), our regional planning agency – to develop an integrated transportation, land-use and housing plan known as a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS). […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

Muni is far from alone in facing service cuts. This week, the front line of transit service reductions is in Oakland, where AC Transit will be holding a public hearing on proposed cuts. Plus, check out plenty of more uplifting events from this week’s Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: SPUR Young Urbanists: Ballots and brews. Learn what’s […]

San Francisco’s role in the growing region

From SPUR: The Bay Area’s Sustainable Communities Strategy will plan for 2 million new residents and 1.2 million new jobs in the next 25 years. Learn how the various City departments are working together to plan for this growth and secure infrastructure and transportation funds to support it. With Sarah Dennis Phillips from the planning department, Rajiv […]

Trade-offs in Regional Growth

From SPUR: The Bay Area is in the midst of selecting a preferred regional growth scenario — identifying places for future jobs and homes and the transportation investment to link them. What will it take to realize these scenarios? How do they differ and what assumptions underlie them? What are the trade-offs between growing in […]