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Issue 565 July 2018

Designing a More Resilient Bay Area

Nine designs. Nine opportunities to create a more resilient Bay Area.
The year-long Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge brought together local residents, public officials, designers and engineers to develop innovative proposals that can strengthen the Bay Area’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, earthquakes and flooding. The nine final design concepts are meant to inspire, catalyze action and push us all along the path to a more resilient future. Read More »

Making Healthy Eating a Snap

The results of SPUR’s Double Up Food Bucks pilot program show that healthy food incentives work.
SPUR's Double Up Food Bucks makes fruits and vegetables more affordable for low-income families while increasing revenue for both grocers and California farmers. After its first year in operation, survey results show that families are buying and eating more fruits and vegetables — and stretching their food budgets further — thanks to the program. Read More »

Member Profile: Savlan Hauser

An architect adapts her work in Oakland to focus not just on plans but people.
Savlan Hauser’s first interest in cities was an economic one. She grew up in Redding, California, and though, as she explains, it’s “a beautiful spot,” it has, like many American cities, seen its main street decimated by the onslaught of big-box stores at the fringes of town. Read More »
Issue 564
May 2018 to June 2018

The Urgency to Achieve an Inclusive Economy in the Bay Area

The latest tech boom has stretched the Bay Area’s income inequality gap to its widest level in decades. Can we figure out how to ensure that this growth is created by, and benefits, all workers and families?
The latest tech boom has stretched the Bay Area’s income inequality gap to its widest level in decades. Can we figure out how to ensure that this growth is created by, and benefits, all workers and families? Read More »

Member Profile: Jeff Wood

Think you’re obsessed with buses and trains? Meet the author of the Overhead Wire.
Geographer and city planner Jeff Wood's eagerness to learn about mapping and data analysis led to the blog, The Overhead Wire. Read More »
Issue 563
March 2018 to April 2018

The Bay Area in Crisis: A Call to Action

To solve regional problems, we must think like a region.
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. Read More »

Can We Achieve Regionalism?

Learning from past efforts at solving regional issues in the Bay Area
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. Read More »

Urban Field Notes: Exploring the Bay Area by Transit

There is plenty to see, and plenty of transit, around the Bay Area but the experience is far from seamless.
There is plenty to see, and plenty of transit, around the Bay Area but the experience is far from seamless. Read More »

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