SPUR Urbanist

People are looking for ideas in the Bay Area. Across the water from the calcified world of San Francisco, Oakland offers the flexibility and energy to build an equitable and dynamic resource that benefits the entire region.
Nov 4, 2015   SPUR Urbanist
An article from the SPUR's "The Urbanist" shares insight into the work of the Southeast Food Access Working Group (SEFA).
May 19, 2014   SPUR Urbanist
In the current feature story from its 'Urbanist' magazine, the Bay Area planning think tank SPUR looks at 14 efforts to preserve the soul of San Francisco through the adaptive reuse, incorporation and juxtaposition of the city's historic buildings.
Jul 15, 2013   SPUR Urbanist
The annual week-long art festival Burning Man is kind of hard to define. This infographic provides some data and context about the event and the temporary city it forms in the Nevada desert every year.
Aug 22, 2010   SPUR Urbanist
The new album by Arcade Fire is themed around suburban sprawl, offering an interesting commentary on city planning and development.
Aug 19, 2010   SPUR Urbanist
David Prowler, a former San Francisco planning commissioner, says that the public process of the city fails to engage the people of the community.
Apr 27, 2010   SPUR Urbanist