San Francisco Bay Area

May 17, 2016, 11am PDT
A San Francisco startup will allow landlords to auction long-term rental leases to competing bidders online.
SF Gate
October 18, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new database from the Oakland-based Transform group maps and tracks unused parking spaces in multifamily housing developments.
Streetsblog LA
October 17, 2014, 12pm PDT
There is development life in San Francisco outside of SoMa (South of Market). Jim Chappell, former SPUR director, reviews some of the activity in this second installation of a series.
UrbDeZine
August 13, 2014, 5am PDT
A look at how streets affect health, social interaction, and economic development by Marissa Reilly, a Berkeley-based urban planner and Lillian Jacobson, a master’s candidate at MIT.
UrbDeZine
April 16, 2014, 2pm PDT
The Google Bus protests got the media’s attention, and the Ellis Act has politicians' attention, but the Bay Area’s current tech-housing-gentrification crisis is a big, complicated mess.
TechCrunch
September 3, 2013, 8am PDT
What do Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Intuit and many other tech companies in have in common? Their locations next o the San Francisco Bay could be underwater within 50 years as sea levels rise. The latest idea is a "Golden Gate Barrage".
Xconomy
March 12, 2012, 5am PDT
The next wave in shareable transportation is coming to San Francisco. Ariel Schwartz reports on the "Zipcar of electric scooters".
Fast Co.Exisit
March 6, 2012, 12pm PST
The inconsistent signage, representing 26 different public transportation systems in the Bay Area, leaves many riders feeling lost. Julie Caine describes the confusion and improvements underway.
Transportation Nation
August 28, 2011, 7am PDT
Residents of the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco fear that redevelopment threatens to gentrify the area in a way that pushes out low- and middle-income black residents.
High Country News
August 23, 2011, 7am PDT
Transit oriented development is on the rise in California, with new projects being pushed in conjunction with new rail lines in Southern California and the Bay Area.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 4, 2011, 10am PDT
Plans to redevelop former salt ponds in the San Francisco Bay Area have pitted environmentalists against New Urbanists.
Grist
March 11, 2011, 7am PST
The San Francisco Bay Area has seen its smallest rate of growth in the state's history, according to data from the 2010 Census.
The Contra Costa Times
October 29, 2010, 9am PDT
Federal grants worth $33 million have been approved in the San Francisco Bay Area for experimental programs like electric taxis and mobile bike repair services.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 12, 2010, 2pm PDT
A new pedestrian bridge, recently opened near a BART station in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an example of why the high price of good design can sometimes be worth it.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 6, 2010, 11am PDT
Cities, not the agriculture heavy Central Valley, are the source of most of the runoff and pollution that enters the San Francisco Bay, according to a new report.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 28, 2010, 10am PDT
In this radio interview, KQED-FM reporter Kitty Felde interviews UCLA professor and parking guru Don Shoup on what he now calls "performance parking", a form of smart parking that includes congestion pricing used in D.C., SF, and soon LA.
KQED: California Report
April 7, 2010, 2pm PDT
A new study in the San Francisco Bay Area says no, that had there been no controls in place there would be only 6.5% more housing built over the past 50 years.
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 4, 2010, 9am PST
<em>GOOD</em> takes a look at five of the nation's biggest public transit systems and compares their ridership, average speeds, and average miles per trip.
Good
December 28, 2009, 5am PST
Mention 'density' in suburban areas and the knee-jerk reaction is, "there go the property values". But is that really the case? In this study from San Jose State University, 4 suburban TODs are evaluated for their effects on nearby property values.
Mineta Transportation Institute
October 30, 2009, 6am PDT
This week's wind storm has highlighted problems that remain in the Bay Bridge's construction.
Los Angeles Times