Our Mission

Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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What We Do

We are SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. We bring people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems our cities face. With offices in San Francisco, San José and Oakland, we are recognized as a leading civic planning organization and respected for our independent and holistic approach to urban issues.

SPUR is a member-supported nonprofit organization. Members receive our acclaimed magazine, The Urbanist, and free or reduced admission to more than 200 events a year. Join our movement for a better city

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