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Homelessness in the Bay Area

Solving the problem of homelessness is arguably our region’s greatest challenge.

The Bay Area has one of the largest and least sheltered homeless populations in the country. Over the past year, the SPUR Board of Directors convened a study group to learn more about homelessness — both its causes and its possible solutions.

Urban Field Notes: Capturing Caltrain

A planner and photographer finds moments of beauty on his daily commute.

If you set a goal of taking and posting a photo every day, you’ll probably find yourself memorializing your commute a bit. If you get to work via Caltrain, you’ve got a great photographic subject.

Member Profile: Jocelyn Ross

A latecomer to urbanism leaves her “driving in the suburbs” mindset behind. 

Jocelyn Ross had never heard the term “urbanism” when she first moved to San Francisco five years ago. Now she's a full-fledged flaneur.