SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Planning jobs to reduce emissions

From SPUR:

Drawing from examples such as Tyson’s Corner, Mission Bay, Emeryville and traditional urban downtowns across the U.S., this forum will illustrate how planning for dense job centers on transit is becoming core to regional strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With San Francisco Chief Economist Ted Egan, SPUR Regional Planning Director Egon Terplan andJignesh Mehta from Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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Car traffic at Mission and Third Streets. Can we do more to reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled? Photo: Sergio Ruiz/Flickr

SPUR Talk: Designing Cities to Reduce Emissions

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Building dense housing around transit stations, encouraging lower emission and electric cars, designing cities to encourage walking and biking–those are all great policies. But how does one measure whether the policies are actually lowering CO2 emissions from automobiles? That was the subject of a forum today at SPUR’s San Francisco location. Under the Sustainable Communities and […]

SPUR Forum: The Future of the Workplace

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From SPUR: As companies shift to reduced work weeks and flex-work schedules, they may also reduce their overall real estate holdings. This trend is leading to dramatic changes in both the design and organization of the workplace. What are the implications for the solidarity of the workplace, and on innovation that results from interaction? How […]

SPUR Forum: Sustainable Communities? L.A., Sacramento and San Diego

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From spur.org: Sustainable Communities? L.A., Sacramento and San Diego Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:30 p.m. Image credit: Flickr user Loco Steve In recent months, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego all produced draft Sustainable Communities Strategies in response to SB 375, a 2008 bill that requires a coordinated land use and transportation plan to reduce per […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: TOD and Job Centers

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“The Center for Transit Oriented Development recently declared that transit planning should focus primarily on connecting people to regional employment centers. Join us for a briefing on their recent report that has implications for regional and transit planning, and outlines a framework for using transit investments to shape land use decisions. With Dena Belzer and […]

SPUR Citizen Planning Institute Series: Fourth Session

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Session Four: Challenges of Placemaking "The Bay Area’s population is growing. How do we grow sustainably? In this session, we will develop an understanding of Greenbelt Alliance’s groundbreaking Grow Smart Bay Area research, which shows that our region has plenty of room to accommodate projected new jobs and housing in climate-friendly walkable neighborhoods in our […]