Issue 528

Walk This Way

A roadmap for better urban design in San Jose. Excerpted from the SPUR report "Getting to Great Places."

Silicon Valley, the most dynamic and innovative economic engine in the world, is not creating memorable urban places. The City of San Jose's ambitious new General Plan imagines a dramatic shift away from traditional suburban environments to walkable “complete neighborhoods.” SPUR looks at the impediments San Jose has faced in creating excellent, walkable urban places and recommends changes that will help meet the city's goals.

Urban Field Notes: Dwon on the Corner

Grab your [figurative] blue pencil: The streets of San Francisco can be a typo-spotters dream.

Grab your [figurative] blue pencil: The streets of San Francisco can be a typo-spotters dream.

Member Profile: Waverly Lowell

This UC Berkeley archivist's favorite urban artifact may surprise you.

UC Berkeley archivist Waverly Lowell’s favorite urban artifact may surprise you.