The SPUR Regional Strategy
Planning for the Bay Area of 2070
The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world’s most innovative and progressive regions, but we face enormous challenges — from the cost of housing to the threat of sea level rise. SPUR has launched a multi-year initiative to envision a more equitable and sustainable Bay Area and propose bold strategies to get there.
Core Funders of the SPUR Regional Strategy
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Curtis Infrastructure Initiative
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
Additional funding provided by AECOM, Fund for the Environment and Urban Life, Hellman Foundation, Microsoft and the Seed Fund.
Planning for the region in the year 2070
This report uses scenario planning 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 made today.
To solve regional problems, we must think like a region.
Learning from past efforts at solving regional issues in the Bay Area