Issue 530

How to Make San Francisco Affordable Again

Housing for all: a pragmatist's manifesto. Excerpted from the SPUR policy proposal "8 Ways to Make San Francisco More Affordable."

San Francisco is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis. This issue of The Urbanist takes a look at practical solutions we can begin to implement now. Excerpted from a policy proposal, these are SPUR’s best ideas for tackling this problem together, as a city, through far-reaching changes to housing policies.

The Real Costs of Building Housing

An architect shows the real costs of building in the country’s most expensive city.

An architect involved in the building of many affordable housing units shows the real costs of building in the country’s most expensive city.