2011 Silver SPUR Awards: How Rick Laubscher Put SF's History to Work for the Future

November 1, 2011

The 2011 Silver SPUR Awards, held on October 31, recognized four individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.

Rick Laubscher is most well known for his transformative impact on Market Street’s historic streetcars, but his transportation advocacy and commitment to San Francisco’s important historic treasures extends well beyond the Market Street Railway. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Rick and his family have long been engaged in the vibrant life of Market Street. Among his civic contributions, Rick served as founding board chair of The City Club of San Francisco, on SPUR’s board and transportation committee, and on the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce board. Over his career, Rick has been a radio and television news reporter, a corporate public relations executive and a civic activist.

 

2011 Silver SPUR Awards: Rick Laubscher from SPUR on Vimeo.
 

Learn about the other 2011 Silver SPUR honorees:

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How Art Gensler built a firm to stand the test of time >>

How Dale Minami helped America live up to its dream >>