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Past Exhibitions

Jun
25
2018
Sep
20
2018
San Francisco

New Deal Utopias

Over the course of three years, photographer Jason Reblando focused his camera on three Greenbelt Towns around the United States — Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin — that had been planned and developed as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1930s. Each town was constructed...
Aug
30
2017
Mar
1
2018
San Francisco

Urban Sensorium

Will the installation of quiet pavement make the future of Los Angeles less clamorous? How will the replacement of 250,000 streetlights affect the future of New York City at night? Urban Sensorium, a new exhibition in the SPUR Urban Center gallery and created by XL, the research and innovation arm...
May
10
2017
Aug
25
2017
San Francisco

9 Ways to Build Community With Urban Housing

The importance of community plays a crucial role in shaping how we live. Now, as our world continues to urbanize and densify, community is as critical as ever. 9 Ways to Build Community With Urban Housing , a new exhibition by David Baker Architects, tackles how we can forge these...
Mar
29
2017
Mar
31
2018
San Jose

Next Stop: Diridon

Diridon Station is on the cusp of becoming one of the most important transportation hubs in the country and one of the region’s best opportunities to channel new growth near transit. Over the next decade, the station and the 240 acres that surround it will undergo a massive transformation. How...
Oct
6
2016
Nov
4
2016
San Jose

Designing St. James

San Jose is hosting a juried design competition to transform St. James Park into a vibrant and awe-inspiring public space. The goal is to inspire everyday use and enjoyment of the park, reinforce a dynamic downtown and celebrate the city’s history and future. Four highly qualified design teams have been...
Sep
9
2016
Apr
1
2017
San Francisco

The City + The City

Housing the next 100,000
San Francisco’s chief economist has estimated that it would be take another 100,000 units of housing to stabilize rents. However, physical and political constraints on the city’s built form make it difficult to find the space for this housing. The newest exhibition at the SPUR Urban Center takes aim at...

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