Last Northbound Exit on Hwy 101/Doyle Drive Closed November 30, 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
As part of the work to improve circulation around the Southeast Visitor Plaza, on November 30 from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., the last northbound exit on Highway 101/Doyle Drive just before the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza will be closed. There will be no access to the Southeast Visitor Plaza area or Lincoln Boulevard from northbound Highway 101 or northbound Highway 1 during this closure. Drivers should use local roads to access Lincoln Boulevard.
The closure previously announced for November 29 is no longer needed.
This new exhibition at the SPUR Urban Center Gallery will unveil a road map for 10 years of improvements to the streets, alleys, parks and plazas of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena District. The opening will feature food trucks, free flowers and urban innovations. Join special guest Mayor Ed Lee in launching San Francisco’s first parkmobiles. Learn about the future Yerba Buena from Street Life Plan consultants CMG Landscape Architects. The event is sponsored by the nonprofitYerba Buena Community Benefit District, which works to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
Monday, October 31 10:30 am - Reception 12 pm - Luncheon and awards ceremony
The annual Silver SPUR Awards luncheon is San Francisco’s largest and most important civic event of the year. 2,000 people will gather to pay tribute to five individuals who make our city and region a better place to live and work. Join us as we recognize the contributions and dreams of these remarkable San Franciscans.
San Francisco is in the middle of updating its 25-year transportation plan, which includes policy goals such as shifting more travel away from cars and making better use of streets as public space. Come learn what investments are included in the plan, how they are funded and how San Francisco’s transportation funding priorities compare with those of other major cities. With Tilly Chang, deputy director for planning, and Zabe Bent, principal transportation planner, both from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.
During the recent housing boom, West Coast architects and developers designed infill projects to create environmentally and socially conscious high-density housing. Many of these projects included a creative use of planning codes, which pushed the limits of design and addressed concerns such as parking, height and bulk. Join us for a panel discussion with Eric Naslund of Studio E Architects, Mike Corl of Vallaster Corl Architects andRoger Gula of Mithun.
Co-hosted with the San Francisco Chapter of the AIA and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. 1 AIA CES learning unit available.
Internationally known as “the live music capital of the world,” Austin has become one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Directed by Nathan Christ and filmed by Robert Garza, Echotone (2011) provides a telescopic view into the lives of Austin’s vibrant young musicians as they grapple with questions of artistic integrity, commercialism, experimentation and the future of their beloved city. A short discussion with film producerNicholas Jayanty will follow the screening. This event is generously sponsored by the Koret Foundation.
Creative communities are the wellsprings of innovation-driven economies, but when cities thrive and costs soar, artists and musicians can find themselves struggling to survive. Increasingly, arts organizations are offering support to artists in a competitive marketplace, while private-sector entrepreneurs are looking to connect to creative innovators. SPUR welcomes Nicholas Jayanty of Reversal Films, who is developing an incubator to assist Austin musicians, Katrina Rodabaugh, of San Francisco’s Intersection for the Arts incubator, and Alexa Arena of Forest City, creator of the new 5M incubator.
Co-sponsored by the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter. AICP CM credits available.
As long-awaited bicycle improvements take shape across the city, we check on the state of the art at home and abroad with advocates and practitioners who are bringing innovative street design to fruition. JoinAndy Thornley of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Bridget Smith of the SFMTA Sustainable Streets program and Michael Moule of NelsonNygaard to learn about upcoming projects and new models.
The Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) was the first system-wide Muni study undertaken in a generation to make transit more convenient for current customers and attract new customers. Among the goals of the TEP are to improve the reliability and efficiency of Muni, reduce travel times and improve the customer experience. Hear John Haley, director of transit for SFMTA, outline the TEP implementation strategy and update us on how the TEP has helped improve public transit within San Francisco.
The city’s latest Pavement to Parks project runs for two blocks on Powell Street alongside the famed cable car line and was created in partnership with the Union Square Business Improvement District (BID) and Audi of America. Join Donna Ficarrotta of the Union Square BID, Andres Powerof the Planning Department and the promenade designer for a tour of this new and innovative public space in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
This tour was rescheduled from July 26. If you already registered for this tour, your registration will carry over and you do not need to register again.
Destroyed in a dramatic and highly publicized implosion in 1972, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex in St. Louis is a widespread symbol of failure among architects, politicians and policymakers. Director Chad Freidrichs’ new documentary,The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011), explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America while tracing the poignant personal narratives of several project residents. A short discussion will follow the screening. This event is generously sponsored by the Koret Foundation.