SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Smart growth in San Francisco

"San Francisco has a unique urban fabric and dynamic neighborhoods. It also is the center of a growing region and home to the best transit infrastructure west of the Mississippi. Where should the new housing and jobs go? What are some of the planning tools that help planners decide? With Sarah Dennis-Phillips of the San Francisco Planning Department, Ken Kirkey of the Association of Bay Area Governments and Ron Miguel of the San Francisco Planning Commission."

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SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Planning for the San Francisco Bay

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"Sea level rise in San Francisco Bay will challenge the 40 year-old legal framework, which manages development on the Bay’s shoreline. How will we adjust? Will Travis, executive director of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, will discuss opportunities to amend the Bay Plan to increase our region’s resilience to climate change." 

SPUR Forum: Crossing Borders: Oakland and San Francisco

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From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user Tim Gallagher Though physically separated by the San Francisco Bay, Oakland and San Francisco are inextricably linked through their economies, housing markets and the hundreds of thousands of people who cross the bay each day. Come hear both cities’ planning directors in a conversation on some of the […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The San Francisco Grid

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"The hills of San Francisco have always been eccentric – and charismatic – but the streets that cross and climb them are a legacy of 19th century planning. UC Berkeley professor Peter Bosselmann explores how the city’s original grid continues to shape contemporary urban planning and design."

San Francisco’s Response to the SCS

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From SF Planning: The September meeting is an opportunity to share San Francisco thoughts and priorities about the Alternative Scenarios and OneBayArea Block Grant proposal so San Francisco residents, community organizations, businesses, and government officials can advocate cooperatively with a shared message to MTC and ABAG. See attached agenda. The meeting will include the participation […]