AB 1999 – A Missed Opportunity

Governor Jerry Brown missed a great opportunity to stimulate an important part of California’s economy… [more]

AB 1999 – A Missed Opportunity AB 1999 - A Missed Opportunity

Where grows San Francisco?

The common wisdom is that all the new development, or at least all the interesting development in San… [more]

Where grows San Francisco? Where grows San Francisco?

Completing San Francisco’s Northern Waterfront

Ever since the removal of the double-decker Embarcadero Freeway after the Loma Prieta earthquake and… [more]

Completing San Francisco’s Northern Waterfront Completing San Francisco’s Northern Waterfront

Four Poles in Five Blocks

On a short walk in my neighborhood this morning, I must have passed hundreds of poles: Light poles, utility… [more]

Four Poles in Five Blocks Four Poles in Five Blocks

Streets as Conduits of Social Justice

[co-authored by Lilly Jacobson] Streets are not just conduits for moving cars and people; they have… [more]

Streets as Conduits of Social Justice Streets as Conduits of Social Justice

California Preservation Conference 2014

CPF’s annual conference was quite memorable this year. As always, great sessions were presented, but… [more]

California Preservation Conference 2014 California Preservation Conference 2014

The Street I Live On

The street I live on is only two blocks long, lined with Victorian houses. It’s in about the geographic… [more]

The Street I Live On The Street I Live On

OFF THE GRID

You can tell a lot about a place by its layout.  How the streets are arranged tells the history of a… [more]

OFF THE GRID OFF THE GRID

San Francisco Non Profits Dealing with the Crunch

The study “Nonprofits at Risk: The Space and Occupancy Crisis Facing San Francisco’s Nonprofit Community,”… [more]

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AB 1999 – A Missed Opportunity

First Church of Christ Scientist Berkeley CA

Governor Jerry Brown missed a great opportunity to stimulate an important part of California’s economy last month.  Assembly Bill 1999,[Read More...]

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Where grows San Francisco?

Montgomery St Barracks

The common wisdom is that all the new development, or at least all the interesting development in San Francisco, is[Read More...]

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Completing San Francisco’s Northern Waterfront

Pier 2 Herbst Pavilion WWII

Ever since the removal of the double-decker Embarcadero Freeway after the Loma Prieta earthquake and its replacement with a graceful[Read More...]

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Four Poles in Five Blocks

Pole dancers are in a series of guerrilla pieces

On a short walk in my neighborhood this morning, I must have passed hundreds of poles: Light poles, utility poles,[Read More...]

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Streets as Conduits of Social Justice

Re:Streets by MIG

[co-authored by Lilly Jacobson] Streets are not just conduits for moving cars and people; they have a profound impact on[Read More...]

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California Preservation Conference 2014

Stuckup Inn

CPF’s annual conference was quite memorable this year. As always, great sessions were presented, but this year, it was held[Read More...]

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The Street I Live On

street-plants

The street I live on is only two blocks long, lined with Victorian houses. It’s in about the geographic center[Read More...]

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OFF THE GRID

Haarlem City map 1550

You can tell a lot about a place by its layout.  How the streets are arranged tells the history of[Read More...]

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San Francisco Non Profits Dealing with the Crunch

Haight Ashbury Free Medical - by stu_spivack

The study “Nonprofits at Risk: The Space and Occupancy Crisis Facing San Francisco’s Nonprofit Community,” by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services found[Read More...]

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Desirable Walkable Neighborhoods: How we lost them, why we don’t create new ones, and what we need to do to start.

Walkable Berkeley

Real walkable neighborhoods[i] are in such demand today that they are creating a real estate frenzy[ii] in older walkable cities[Read More...]

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Here Tomorrow… telling our stories

Here Tomorrow- Preserving Architecture, Culture, and California's Golden Dream - Hardback - J K Dineen, Forward by John King

Many of us, at least architects and urbanists in the Bay Area, are familiar with Here Today: San Francisco’s Architectural[Read More...]

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Managing our Public Spaces

Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

As architects and urban designers, we all devote considerable thought and effort into designing public and semi-public spaces that will[Read More...]

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Tale of two cities implodes on 8 Washington

8 Washington Street, San Francisco, California 94111 from 8Washington.com

I find it hard to eke out the time to write for UrbDeZine I am so busy with those pesky[Read More...]

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Zen and the Art of Billboards

This Place Right Now

Walking home from a class at the San Francisco Zen Center, I noticed this billboard. And then