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BY JENNIFER WARBURG
October 19, 2010

In a speech last week on infrastructure investment, President Obama recommitted his administration to a "fundamental overhaul" of the nation's infrastructure, following up on a previous Labor Day announcement that had excited smart growth advocates and set off speculation about the form such a "second stimulus" or "infrastructure bank" would take.

BY FABIANA MEACHAM
October 13, 2010

personal car sharing

Your neighbor's car could soon be available for hourly rental. Any takers? [Photo Credit: Fabiana Meacham]

BY JORDAN SALINGER
October 7, 2010

datablog

Operating with a much larger canvas than SF, and the ability to shape its surroundings, the planned Dubai City dwarfs SF and takes on the Bay Area

BY COLLEEN MCHUGH
October 6, 2010

dublin1

All photos by Colleen McHugh

BY LAURA TAM, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY DIRECTOR
October 5, 2010

CARB and MTC have adopted strong regional targets for reducing emissions through better planning and less driving.

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[Photo Credit: flickr user Jovi Girl J]

September 22, 2010

PARK(ing) Day 2010 was a resounding success -- at SPUR, in San Francisco and around the world. SPUR's PARK(ing) spot used milk crates, giant wooden spools, house plants and a colorful painted canvas to transform two parking spaces in front of the Urban Center into a delightful urban park.

BY KIT HODGE
September 21, 2010

divisadero after

The Divisadero Street parklet in front of Mojo Cafe.

BY JORDAN SALINGER
September 20, 2010

imageClick to enlarge Commute times to zip code 94105 (SOMA) in San Francisco

September 16, 2010

PARKing Map

PARK(ing) Day is a yearly, worldwide event that encourages urban residents to transform parking spots into temporary public spaces.

BY TIMOTHEA TWAY
September 14, 2010

Many who joined the latest SPUR study trip to San Jose were impressed to see how much the city has changed physically in the past few decades. These changes have helped accommodate considerable population growth - San Jose grew from under 100,000 residents in 1950 to 460,000 in 1970 to nearly 800,000 today.

- posted by Ed Parillon
September 13, 2010

Across the Bay Area, only one in 10 commuters takes transit to work each day. And half of those transit commuters go to one job center: downtown San Francisco. But since most work is outside of downtowns, SPUR is trying to understand a little more about emerging suburban and non-downtown job centers.

BY JORDAN SALINGER
September 9, 2010

driveless

[Photo Credit: flickr user sandy kemsley]

This post is the first in an occasional series that hopes to make sense of the issues surrounding the implementation of California's smart growth law, SB 375.

POSTED BY ED PARILLON
September 8, 2010

DIY Urbanism is a movement that arose in part from projects born out of the recession and resulting limited funds. But one project that has a more direct link than most is the San Francisco Arts Council's Art in Storefronts program.

BY ANIKA JESI
September 7, 2010

outdoorlivingroom

An Outdoor Living Room in Los Angeles [Image courtesy of ciclavia]

BY LIZA PRATT
September 2, 2010

parkingday

SPUR's Park(ing) Day 2009 installation [Photo Credit: Colleen McHugh]

BY FABIANA MEACHAM
September 1, 2010

bikerack

A prototype for a bike rack designed by David Baker + Partners [Photo Credit: David Baker]

BY JORDAN SALINGER
August 31, 2010

roads[Image courtesy of Streetsblog]

BY FABIANA MEACHAM
August 30, 2010

hayes1

A patch of greenery at Hayes Valley Farm [Photo Credit: Fabiana Meacham]

BY ANIKA JESI
August 26, 2010

palletecture

An example of "Palletecture" from I-Beam Design [Photo via I-Beam Design]

BY TIMOTHEA TWAY
August 25, 2010

While living in the suburbs often appears less expensive than living in the city, this is often not the case when factoring in transportation costs. The Center for Neighborhood Technology just released an expanded version of their housing and transportation index which provides a comprehensive view of neighborhood affordability.

BY FABIANA MEACHAM
August 24, 2010

making policy public

[The Vendor Power! poster breaks down NYC's rules and regulations for street vendors. Photo courtesy of Making Policy Public]

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