From SPUR: Representatives from San Francisco Architectural Heritage will present the group’s new book, Port City. The book’s author, Michael Corbett, will discuss the rich history of the port and its role in shaping San Francisco. Heritage Executive Director Mike Buhler will detail the transformation of the waterfront and the current context of its redevelopment, including what lies […]
Schmitt’s book provides a detailed investigation into how pedestrian deaths have increased by 50 percent in the past decade, and how our nation’s persistent patterns of racism and economic inequality play into this under-reported public health crisis.
"Join us for an evening of architectural conjecture, urban speculation and landscape futures with BLDGBLOG author Geoff Manaugh. Released last year, the BLDGBLOG book compiles Manaugh’s famous genre-defying insights into five chapters—blending history, design, urban exploration, science fiction, climate change and city planning with a keen interest in how humans shape the built environment. Whether […]
"Donald Appleyard’s seminal 1981 book Livable Streets revealed the detrimental effects of automobile traffic on street life and communities. How has this influential book affected city planning and transport policies since then? In this talk, hear about contemporary evidence of automobile impacts and best practices from places where livable streets have become a priority. This […]
"Writer Jeff Mapes comes to SF to discuss Pedaling Revolution, his new book tracing the growth of bicycle advocacy, examining the environmental, safety, and health aspects of cycling, and exploring the growing bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities, suburbs, and small towns across North America. Read David Byrne’s review of […]
Start the new year right with a packed week of livable streets events that span the spectrum from national monuments to Web 2.0. Here are the highlights: Tuesday: Learning from Washington D.C.: Monumental planning and thriving TODs. Find out how Washington D.C. is planning for its next 100 years, and how the region’s suburban transit […]