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The city of Berkeley is exploring the sale of digital tokens—backed by municipal bonds—as a fundraising mechanism for affordable housing and other local priorities.
January 2, 2018, 8am PST
A small San Francisco landlord argues for repealing state restrictions on rent control.
December 27, 2017, 8am PST
Ridership on Water Emergency Transportation Authority ferries, which operate around the San Francisco Bay, has grown 78 percent since 2012. Investment in new and expanded facilities is preparing for even more growth.
The San Francisco Chronicle
December 18, 2017, 8am PST
File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”
December 11, 2017, 12pm PST
The Board of Directors approved a path to 90 percent renewable energy.
December 10, 2017, 7am PST
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein is leading calls for the so-called Southern Crossing—a bridge that would connect San Francisco and the East Bay somewhere south of the Bay Bridge.
December 6, 2017, 6am PST
Despite reports that the office market is shifting to the center city, the suburbs will dominate the office market in 2018, according to analysis from Yardi Systems.
November 25, 2017, 11am PST
A new study finds evidence that the ripple effect from the San Francisco Bay Area's housing affordability crisis has reached all the way to Sacramento.
November 10, 2017, 9am PST
The strategy ranges from major infrastructure investments to improved neighborhood services.
November 7, 2017, 1pm PST
The progressive city hopes to integrate economic, community, and climate resiliency measures in future projects.
August 25, 2017, 11am PDT
The New York Times explores the Bay Area housing crisis through one woman’s three-hour commute.
May 26, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Bay Area agency had to extend service into the night hours when the show ran overtime.
April 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
The last time the San Francisco Bay Area got together to set a regional agenda on housing and transportation, the Sierra Club and the Tea Party teamed up to oppose the Plan Bay Area. A draft of the new Plan Bay Area 2040 hopes to avoid the drama.
April 17, 2017, 11am PDT
If the city of Livermore and several state legislators gets their way, a proposed extension of BART to the city of Livermore would be planned and built by the Tri Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority.
November 26, 2016, 7am PST
We can’t simply rely on the federal government to solve the San Francisco Bay Area’s challenges. Time and time again, we have turned to local do-it-yourself solutions. This year, voters rolled up their sleeves and took matters into their own hands.
September 7, 2016, 10am PDT
There's a physical cost to rising rents, and Oakland residents are paying the price.
May 17, 2016, 11am PDT
A San Francisco startup will allow landlords to auction long-term rental leases to competing bidders online.
October 18, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new database from the Oakland-based Transform group maps and tracks unused parking spaces in multifamily housing developments.
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.
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.