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Past Exhibitions

Mar
29
2017
Mar
31
2018
San José

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 can we shape this growth so that it benefits residents of San Jose and the greater…
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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 of the landscape architecture firm SWA, extrapolates what the future may look like for five major cities — San Francisco…
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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 key bonds through development. Previously on display at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s design museum in…
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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 this very issue and seeks to answer how we can build the city that we have…
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Oct
6
2016
Nov
4
2016
San José

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 selected as finalists to create concept plans for the park, which will include a Levitt…
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Oct
21
2015
Sep
30
2016
San José

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 focus their creative talents on San Jose. Experience the result with SPUR San Jose's latest…
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