San Francisco

May 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
San Francisco is starting a program to recognize and protect long-standing local businesses based on their community value, not architectural significance.
New York Daily News
May 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Designed by the same landscape architect behind New York City's High Line, a new park will cap San Francisco's Doyle Drive, connecting the Presidio to the shoreline.
The Atlantic
April 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
The debate over the impacts of parking isn't new, but San Francisco planners are hoping that their approach to parking will provide new mobility solutions in a growing city.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority
April 28, 2016, 6am PDT
Facadism is a critical concept for evaluating projects that rehabilitate, renovate, or redevelop historic structures—but it's often considered too esoteric for conversation. It's time we all got on the same page.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 26, 2016, 9am PDT
Critics claim tech companies such as Apple and Google are guilty of repeating past mistakes of urban development by creating suburban campuses that isolate themselves from the surrounding community.
Collectors Weekly
April 22, 2016, 10am PDT
A booming-once-again tech sector and a rapidly increasing population in the Bay Area are aggravating a historically tight housing market. Preservation architect Jerri Holan looks at how Bay Area cities are dealing with the housing crunch.
UrbDeZine
April 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The New York Times provides an in-depth exploration of the politics and personalities behind the YIMBY organization known as the SF Bay Area Renters' Federation (BARF).
The New York Times
April 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Muni will soon launch the fourth phase of improvement to San Francisco's transit system.
San Francisco Examiner
April 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
With BART showing its age and struggling to meet growing demand, water-borne vehicles a potential panacea for transit in the San Francisco Bay Area?
KQED
April 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Despite Airbnb's promises to better regulate the hosts that use their site, and despite legislation approved a little over a year ago by the city, abuse of short-term rentals is rampant in San Francisco.
Curbed SF
April 8, 2016, 9am PDT
We've seen builders responding to high demand for residential housing Manhattan and Seattle, but could it be happening in San Francisco? Sort of, according to San Francisco Chronicle business columnist, Kathleen Pender.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 7, 2016, 10am PDT
Urban design critic John King’s aversion to LinkedIn’s new office space points to long-standing tensions in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 5, 2016, 7am PDT
San Francisco may move to protect teachers from "no-fault" evictions during the school year.
San Francisco Examiner
March 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
The organization 100 Resilient Cities has funded 'chief resilience officers' in 66 cities worldwide. It's helping four California cities prepare for 'stresses and shocks' including earthquakes, sea level rise, and even poverty.
California Planning & Development Report
March 24, 2016, 9am PDT
City Accelerator selected four cities to test new options for financing the infrastructure investments of the 21st century and beyond.
Governing
March 18, 2016, 11am PDT
We can't build our way out of the housing crisis…but we won't get out without building.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 14, 2016, 8am PDT
San Francisco loves process and fears change. It's costing residents in more ways than housing, laments David Prowler, former Special Assistant to Mayor Willie Brown.
UrbDeZine
March 11, 2016, 2pm PST
The San Francisco Planning Commission took historic action earlier this month, voting to end the use of Level of Service in environmental review.
San Francisco Planning Department
March 3, 2016, 9am PST
Three major American cities this week—San Francisco, Dallas, and Los Angeles—responded to the growing number of homeless living on the streets with sweeps, arrests, and seizures, respectively.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2016, 2pm PST
Arup released some very exciting renderings of a proposed pedestrian and bike path on one of the most picturesque and heavily-trafficked spans on the West Coast.
The Architect's Newspaper