Issue 520

Putting the Bay Area on Solid Ground

Land use planning for disaster recovery in the Bay Area. Excerpted from the SPUR report "On Solid Ground."

There is a 63 percent chance that a large earthquake will occur in the Bay Area in the next 30 years. We need to build a culture of preparedness around land use planning now so we can rebuild our cities, and our region, after the next earthquake strikes. This article is excerpted from the SPUR report On Solid Ground.

Urban Field Notes: A City in the Stairwell

A San Francisco muralist enlivens SPUR’s once-quiet corridors with a colorful celebration of urbanism.

A San Francisco muralist enlivens SPUR’s once-quiet corridors with a colorful celebration of urbanism.

Member Profile: Patrick Otellini

Not long ago, Patrick Otellini chose to ignore the unavoidable fact that San Francisco is well overdue for a major earthquake. Today, he’s the city’s director of earthquake safety.

Not long ago, Patrick Otellini chose to ignore the unavoidable fact that San Francisco is well overdue for a major earthquake. Today, he’s the city’s director of earthquake safety.