SPUR Evening Forum: Critical planning: A book talk and signing with John Kriken

"As an internationally known city planner and urban designer and the founder of SOM’s San Francisco-based Urban Design & Planning Studio, John Kriken is one of the country’s most experienced city planners. Join us welcome the release of his new book, City Building: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Critical Planning Principles for the 21st Century, and learn about Kriken’s experience with the very messy art of city planning. Reception to follow."


Parks as evolving artifacts

From SPUR: Urban planner Alexander Garvin’s newest book, Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities, offers a comprehensive study of public parks, from their history and evolution to planning, location, site adaptation and design. Garvin will demonstrate the importance of public parks, as continually evolving artifacts in our cities, in understanding the functioning of cities and suburbs. […]

Forum: Finding a Place to Park

From Mechanics’ Institute Library: Do you know where your car is right now? Join us for a spirited panel discussion on the state of parking in San Francisco. Learn about the historic struggle between the urban grid and the automobile and how committed San Francisco is to becoming a “Transit First” city. Panelists include historian […]

SPUR Forum: Designing and Planning for the Car-Less City

From SPUR: Photo courtesy of Flickr user ekelly80 This event will be held at EEFG, across the street from the Urban Center. Please see the Location section, below, for more information. The car as we know it could be gone within the next few decades. The prospect of driverless taxis, increased ridesharing and other new kinds of […]

SF Urban Film Fest

From SFUrbanFilmFest.com: Welcome to the SF Urban Film Fest – a film festival focused on URBAN PLANNING, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, and FILM. The goals of the SF Urban Film Fest are to educate the general public on urban planning approaches to urban design problems and questions of social equity and to inspire civic engagement through the most dynamic of visual media, […]

Planning for the Future of San Francisco’s Hub Neighborhood

About a hundred planners, developers, neighbors, and interested citizens crowded into a conference room at One South Van Ness yesterday evening for a presentation from the San Francisco Planning Department on their plans for the area immediately around the intersection of Market and Van Ness, also known as the Hub. The Hub, of course, got its […]