Issue 497

SPUR's 2010 Ballot Analysis

November 2010 Voter Guide

Analysis and recommendations for the November 2010 ballot

Includes SPUR's analysis of 15 city propositions on the November 2010 ballot.

Urban Field Notes: Eight Bay Area Landmarks Make the Case for Concrete

When I was growing up, anti-urbanists spoke about concrete as if it were the material of the devil: "concrete jungle" or "ribbons of concrete" or "cold as concrete." But a few architects were able to celebrate the material's plasticity and create new kinds of spaces that were warm and even inviting. In the Bay Area, there are a number of fine midcentury landmarks worth exploring.