2013: The Year in Urbanism

December 2013

The Uneven Housing Recovery

Housing prices exploded in San Francisco this year, while lagging at pre-recession levels in other parts of the region.

When Transit Goes Awry

When BART went on strike twice in 2013, the Bay Area learned just how dependent it is on a functioning transit system.

A New Plan for the Region

The region adopted Plan Bay Area, a major step forward that puts transportation money behind a clear land use vision.

The Tech Boom

San Francisco added jobs faster than any other city in the country in 2013.

A Threat to Planning?

The opponents of Plan Bay Area are undercutting the role of regional planning as a tool to manage long-term growth.