Architecture critic John King laments the could-have-been: a beautiful Toyo Ito museum designed for UC Berkeley and killed for financial reasons. And yet the un-built project represents a new connection between town and gown, says King.
Nov 24, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
The state of California is unveiling an effort to create a detailed strategy for how the state should grow. The ambitious plan is being kickstarted with a modest $2.5 million investment.
Nov 9, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
A new study from ULI details the transportation costs for households around the San Francisco Bay Area, and finds that SFers spend on average $500 less each month than suburban dwellers in the area.
Nov 5, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
Ever wonder how many people hop on those cable-cars in San Fran without paying the fare? Well, it turns out that transit cheats cost MUNI, San Francisco's transit agency, an estimated, $19 million a year.
Oct 21, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
John King visits the new Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto, which he sees as an example of the challenges of infill development.
Oct 13, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
In San Francisco, the mid-Market St. area has struggled for decades with blighted conditions. An area property owner thinks that digital billboards could solve the problem, and has put a proposition on the local ballot to get them built.
Oct 1, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
Would you slow for beige? Planners in San Francisco hope so, as they plan to differentiate sections of Market St. where they'd like traffic to slow down with 'frappuccino'-colored asphalt.
Sep 24, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors voted yesterday to enforce a one-year contract for the unionized transit workers- a contract the workers had rejected earlier in the week. BART employees plan to walk off the job Monday morning.
Aug 14, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
A review by John King of Anthony Flint's new book, <em>Wrestling With Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City.</em>
Jul 29, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
Caltrain officials are planning to cut midday service by half, raise parking fees by 50 percent, and charge more for the monthly Go Pass.
Jun 8, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle