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Urban Planning

  • The Great Highway along the ocean in San Francisco is filled with bikers and pedestrians, closed for 4 hours in August 2009.
    Art Siegel
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    Flickr Creative Commons
    A San Francisco supervisor has proposed continuing to keep the Great Highway closed on weekends and holidays for the next three years. This is in response to rising sea levels due to climate change, as the city makes potential plans for the future of Ocean Beach.
  • Folsom Street SF Bicycle Coalition
    SF Bicycle Coalition
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    A plan to resurface 500 San Francisco blocks was announced Wednesday by Mayor Breed. The future construction is part of a program working to make streets safer for all users.
  • SPUR's Alicia John-Baptiste sits down with Marcy Coburn from Pier 70 to talk about how the design and programming of public spaces can create a sense of belonging in the Bay Area.
  • SPUR's Alicia John-Baptiste sits down with Therese McMillan from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to talk about how transit can contribute to a sense of belonging in the Bay Area.
  • SPUR's Alicia John-Baptiste sits down with Rodney Fong from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce to talk about how businesses can contribute to a sense of belonging in the Bay Area.
  • SPUR's Alicia John-Baptiste sits down with Camille Llanes-Fontanilla from SOMOS Mayfair to talk about how hyperlocal community organizing can contribute to a sense of belonging throughout the Bay Area.