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SPUR 2023 Annual Report

The Changing City


Lignin & Lining (Exhibition)

Wood-based technology designed to combat climate change

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Office-to-Residential Conversion in Downtown SF

Can converting office space to housing help with downtown revitalization?

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Losing Ground

What the housing crisis means for middle-income households and racial inequality


How California Can Help Transit Survive and Thrive

SPUR leads a coalition urging CA to provide necessary funding for transit

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Making Temporary Food Benefits Programs Permanent

SPUR’s efforts to lessen a hunger crisis that is set to worsen

It’s Time for California to Step Up for Public Transit: Here’s How to Help

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California transit agencies are facing a $6 billion fiscal cliff. Millions of Californians rely on public transit for access to jobs and school — and the state’s climate, equity, health, and housing goals depend on it. We’re calling for a multiyear commitment to keep transit alive. Here’s what you can do to help.

Welcome to Our New 2023 SPUR Board Members

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SPUR welcomes seven new members to its board of directors. These new appointees bring extensive knowledge in planning, economic justice, sustainability and resilience, good government, and housing. We look forward to their advisorship as we continue our work to make the Bay Area a place where everyone can thrive.

SPUR Sponsors Seven State Bills to Make Housing More Affordable

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Housing continues to be scarce in the Bay Area and unobtainable for even many middle-income residents. SPUR is advocating for and sponsoring legislation that incentivizes and removes barriers to housing production. In addition, we are supporting a nearly $8 billion budget request for investments in affordable housing and funding for homelessness solutions.

Remembering J. Peter Winkelstein

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J. Peter Winkelstein, longtime SPUR board member, talented architect, mentor, and friend to many, died on March 29 at age 94. His work for SPUR continued past his board tenure, as the chair of the new SPUR Urban Center Building Committee. He exemplified a well-lived life of public contribution, and we will all miss him.

SPUR 2023 Annual Report

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This year SPUR began the work of reimagining cities to meet the needs of a post-pandemic world. We explored how downtowns can become central social districts. We worked to sustain essential transit service while pushing for progress toward a single regional transit system. We spearheaded the movement to decarbonize the region’s buildings and worked to make it easier to build much-needed housing.