San Francisco

Getting Local Land Use Approvals Right

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, August 2, 2018

Earlier this year, Berkeley Law released a paper analyzing the approval and permitting processes of five Bay Area cities. The results showed processes that vary widely, making development more difficult and uncertain than it needs to be. Though statewide reforms have gotten attention, local implementation can vary so widely that it can be difficult to predict on-the-ground results. Join us to understand more about the paper’s findings and what comes next.

+ Eric Biber / Berkeley Law
+ Lisa Gibson / San Francisco Planning Department
+ Giulia Gualco-Nelson / Berkeley Law
+ Moira O’Neill / Berkeley Law 
+ Elizabeth Watty / San Francisco Planning Department
+ Jacob Bintliff / San Francisco Planning Department


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


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$10 for non-members

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