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San Francisco

January 19, 2020, 9am PST
Vast amounts of tech money have transformed the city's commercial spaces in unexpected ways.
The Guardian
January 15, 2020, 9am PST
Proposition E, a ballot initiative up for vote in San Francisco in May, is one of the most radical planning positions in recent years, attempting to reduce housing costs by limiting housing demand.
Mission Local
January 6, 2020, 11am PST
The new, privately financed Chase Center arena was designed with San Francisco's tech wealth in mind. It's a handsome addition to the Mission Bay neighborhood but pulls the Bay Area further away from its blue collar roots.
Architect Magazine
December 27, 2019, 11am PST
A new facility providing shelter and services to San Francisco’s homeless will open this month, even after a year of community pushback.
Curbed San Francisco
December 23, 2019, 10am PST
The San Bruno Avenue Multimodal Improvement Project moved forward in San Francisco despite local resistance. The planning and political calculus behind the project is a sign of more to come in the City by the Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 19, 2019, 12pm PST
Oakland is looking at the possibility of housing homeless people in unconventional quarters.
East Bay Times
December 16, 2019, 11am PST
One person’s return to the San Francisco Bay Area meant facing the dystopian realities of the rental market.
Harper's Magazine
December 12, 2019, 2pm PST
With more than 1,700 people living out of vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, the city is in the process of opening a new safe parking facility that woll allow 30 vehicles to park for up to 90 days.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 6, 2019, 11am PST
A team of experts suggests that a rebranding and potentially a new entity to oversee construction will be necessary to finish phase two fo the Transbay transit center.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 4, 2019, 9am PST
The Home SF plan was supposed to usher in a wave of new housing development on transit corridors in San Francisco. Now, 2.5 years later, that promise might finally be ready to become reality.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 2, 2019, 9am PST
Inequality is growing faster in large metropolitan areas, according to a New York Times data visualization.
The New York Times
November 28, 2019, 11am PST
An experiment in round-the-clock public bathroom access has proven successful, and San Francisco is expanding the program.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 25, 2019, 2pm PST
An expanding number of major U.S. cities are exploring the idea of charging drivers to drive into certain heavily trafficked parts of town. San Francisco is the most recent to explore the idea of congestion pricing (also known as cordon pricing).
Smart Cities Dive
November 22, 2019, 10am PST
As other cities take daring steps to reclaim their streets, a car ban in downtown Boston doesn’t seem so implausible.
Curbed Boston
November 17, 2019, 9am PST
This month's election yielded mixed results on housing. The pros: a solid victory for pro-housing Mayor London Breed and two affordable housing measures. The con: likely more anti-housing sentiment on the Board of Supervisors.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 13, 2019, 12pm PST
In the northwest part of San Francisco, a new park will link the Presidio to the popular Crissy Field.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 9, 2019, 1pm PST
New multibillion-dollar affordable housing commitments from leading tech firms may build out thousands of units, but that's nothing next to California's gargantuan housing shortage.
The New York Times
November 4, 2019, 1pm PST
A summer program incorporated adaptive bikes into the region’s bikeshare network as a first step in making the system accessible to more riders.
Next City
November 3, 2019, 1pm PST
A new fee would add an estimated 6 percent to the cost of building new office space in San Francisco, yet not many from the business community resisted the new costs.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2019, 10am PDT
The Golden State's ongoing homelessness crisis has residents on edge and is testing the limits of empathy in a state known for its liberal values.
The New York Times