SPUR Forum: The Shaping of Ocean Beach

From SPUR:

A series of dramatic storms last winter caused the severe erosion of bluffs at Ocean Beach, threatening critical infrastructure. What’s the future for Ocean Beach? Learn about the hidden physical processes shaping the area, and the far-reaching implications for coastal zone and climate adaptation planning from coastal engineer Bob Battalio of PWA Engineers. Hear about SPUR’s new project to create a multi-agency Ocean Beach Master Plan—a long-term approach to create an innovative plan for this magnificent public coastline—from project director Benjamin Grant.

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SPUR Forum: Implementing the Ocean Beach Master Plan

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From SPUR: Image courtesy flickr user wallyg   SPUR’s master plan for Ocean Beach is shaping public action on our threatened coastline through a series of implementation studies, including detailed planning for coastal management, transportation and open space. Hear from members of the team about what this means in such a complex local, state and federal […]

A surfer’s-eye view of Ocean Beach

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From SPUR: Surfing requires keen observation of coastal processes and a deep and specific engagement with the landscape. At Ocean Beach, where SPUR is working to develop a long-term vision plan, no one is more aware of the complex forces shaping the coastline than the local surfing community. They are users, stewards, and passionate advocates on […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: At the border of city and sea: New public landscapes for coastal cities

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From SPUR: Designing public landscapes in coastal settings presents unique challenges and spectacular opportunities. AECOM principals Alma DuSolier and James Haig Streeter, who are serving as consultants for SPUR on the Ocean Beach Master Plan, will present innovative recent work in Los Angeles and Blackpool, England. Hear how landscape designers engage the overlapping layers of ecology, climate, history and urbanism at the border of […]

SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan Open House

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From SPUR: Open House on Ocean Beach Master Plan Implementation Projects When: Saturday May 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (drop in for brief presentations noted below) Where: County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park (near Lincoln Way and 9th Ave) map Join SPUR, partner agencies, community leaders and consultant teams for an update on projects to implement the […]

SPUR Forum: Open Space Design at Ocean Beach

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From SPUR: How is the Ocean Beach Master Plan being implemented and what will it impact? In the third program in this three-part series, we’ll learn how a decommissioning of two lanes of the Great Highway will provide opportunities to improve public access with a coastal trail and other amenities designed to adapt to an […]