Downtown Oakland

Building the Future Together

Our Goals for SPUR’s Work in Oakland

Construction in the Bay Area

Investing in City Infrastructure

Investing in America's future

Correctional Facility Food

Alameda County Joins a Growing Movement

Buying Better Food

Bay Area Parking

Why California Has Too Much Parking

How It’s Making Climate Change and the Housing Crisis Worse

St. John Street

The Bigger Picture

Seven Ideas for Downtown San José

Coexistence in Public Space

Creating shared spaces in places with homelessness

The SPUR Regional Strategy

Planning for the Bay Area of 2070

Investment in City Infrastructure is an Investment in America's future

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Metropolitan areas have had a difficult year, navigating concurrent crises from rolling out mass vaccination campaigns, reckoning with impacts of systemic racism and addressing climate change — all while preparing for challenges such as impending evictions and the uncertainty of what the future of work will be. SPUR, Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council and New York’s Regional Planning Association believe that there is one urgent priority our federal government can address to help cities jump start their recovery: investing in infrastructure.

Building the Future Together: Our Goals for SPUR’s Work in Oakland

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Incoming Oakland Director Ronak Davé Okoye shares her goals and vision for SPUR’s work in Oakland. Through a participatory process that allows a cross-section of people to imagine and develop ideas together, we can get to better outcomes for Oaklanders: more housing across income and type, authentic relationships between residents and the public and private sectors, responsive systems, shared prosperity.

Expanding Healthy Food Incentives Increases Community Wealth

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For years now, research has shown that healthy food incentive programs, like SPUR’s Double Up Food Bucks, improve health. What new research shows, in a more comprehensive way than ever before, is that healthy food incentive programs also improve community wealth.

The Bigger Picture: Seven Ideas for Downtown San José

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SPUR’s Bigger Picture series proposes ideas for key locations in San Francisco, San José and Oakland. Each provides an opportunity to tackle major regional challenges through local planning processes. Our first report looks at the western side of downtown San José, where a major rail station expansion, a park re-envisioning process and a record number of proposed developments are signaling big changes for the neighborhood.