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29
2017
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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...
Jul
4
2016
Aug
26
2016
San Francisco

Transbay Rising

A street view of a rapidly growing neighborhood.
The Transbay Center District is in the midst of a major makeover that has been in the works for decades, shifting the heart of downtown south toward the future Transbay Transit Center. SPUR's first photography exhibition presents a set of images taken by local photographer Sergio Ruiz from the streets...
Nov
11
2015
Jun
3
2016
San Francisco

Sound and the City

How do sounds influence our sense of place within cities? How do they affect how we move, feel and relate to one another? SPUR's exhibition, Sound and the City, seeks to answer these questions by convening artists, designers, musicians and scholars and showcasing a series of interactive projects that encourage...
Oct
21
2015
Sep
30
2016
San Jose

You Are Here: San Jose

What started as a goal of the MIT Media Lab to create one map every day for a year has evolved into an ambitious plan to build 100 different maps of 100 different cities, creating a veritable atlas of human experience. With guidance from SPUR, the group has begun to...

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