John King of The San Francisco Chronicle examines the installation of mobile planters around the Yerba Buena District in San Francisco; part of a 10-year revitalization initiative to bring new meaning and boundaries surrounding public space.
Aug 19, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle
Will the California high-speed rail project move forward, or will politicians pull the plug? The fate of the program weighs in the balance as construction is about to begin.
Jul 25, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle
John King gives readers the tools to critique plans for the new wing of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art <em>before</em> the designs are released next Weds.
May 20, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle
This Thursday, San Francisco's Planning Commission is expected to approve one of the most anticipated developments in the city's history: the reconstruction of the former naval base on Treasure Island into living space for 19,000 residents.
Apr 21, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle
It's urbanists vs. NIMBYs as San Francisco's Planning Commission prepares to vote on a new master plan that calls for more density and more affordable housing.
Mar 28, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle
As urban sprawl continues to encroach on what was once expansive habitat for mountain lions, the large predators have been involved in more encounters with humans in urban settings.
Nov 29, 2010 The San Francisco Chronicle
Things looked grim for the Central Subway project last week, as SF officials were facing an impending deadline to come up with $137 million to match federal funds. This week, Mayor Newsom and MTC seem to have found a way.
Nov 23, 2010 The San Francisco Chronicle
Colloseo, a restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach, wants to feature Luca, their opera-singing waiter, as part of the ambience. The Telegraph Hill Dwellers, an influential neighborhood situation, says no.
Nov 22, 2010 The San Francisco Chronicle
Federal funds come with a price - in order to hold on to $972m awarded to the Central Subway project, San Francisco's MUNI needs to come up with at least $137m by February.
Nov 16, 2010 The San Francisco Chronicle
Street furniture and plantings transform a small strip of roadway within a bustling San Francisco neighborhood, much to the delight of the planners and designers who fought for the change for over five years.
Oct 26, 2010 The San Francisco Chronicle