Updates and Events

Four Future Scenarios for the San Francisco Bay Area

SPUR Report August 22, 2018
This report, the first product of the SPUR Regional Strategy, uses a scenario planning process to look at four uncertainties that the Bay Area will contend with over the next 50 years: the economy, housing, transportation and the physical form that growth takes. The resulting scenarios serve as “myths of the future,” stories that reveal the potential long-term outcomes of choices the region makes today.

Where Exactly Is “the Bay Area”?

News June 19, 2018
The San Francisco Bay Area has long been understood as the nine counties that touch the Bay — but this border doesn’t always hold. Addressing many of our current regional challenges — such as job access, housing affordability and congestion — will require working at many scales. Given this, is the traditional nine-county definition the correct scale for SPUR's Regional Strategy project?

Can We Achieve Regionalism?

Urbanist Article March 19, 2018
The region’s history is full of successful efforts to solve specific regional issues but additional measures are required to tackle current challenges at scale.

The Bay Area in Crisis: A Call to Action

Urbanist Article March 19, 2018
SPUR is pleased to announce the launch of a major new project: the development of a regional strategy for the Bay Area. We aim to paint an aspirational picture of a better future, develop strategies to get us there — and inspire others to join us.

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