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San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas

SPUR Report May 2, 2019
As the climate continues to change, communities will need to adapt the San Francisco Bay shoreline to rising sea levels. But the Bay’s varied landscapes and overlapping jurisdictions make a coordinated response challenging. The San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas proposes a new regional planning framework by dividing the 400-mile Bay shoreline into 30 distinct geographic areas that share common physical characteristics and adaptation strategies.

Bay Area Place Types

Urbanist Article March 1, 2019
As part of its ongoing regional strategy work, SPUR has developed 14 place types to provide a tangible portrait of the region.

How Much Housing Should the Bay Area Have Built to Avoid the Current Housing Crisis?

News February 21, 2019
One of the key causes cited for the Bay Area’s housing affordability crisis is that demand for housing continually outstrips the available supply. If only the region had built more housing, extreme competition for a limited number of units wouldn’t be driving prices so high. How much housing should the region have built? SPUR presents new data to answer this question.

Learning to Manage California’s Fire Problem

News December 11, 2018
Climate change is here today, and after the devastating fires of 2017 and 2018, Californians know it. In 2019, SPUR will be working on a new policy report on the multiple hazards wrought by climate change, including fires and flooding. We now know that land use, planning, building code, forest management and other recommendations may be needed to improve fire resiliency across the Bay Area.

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