SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)

Publisher Description

Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The organization began when a group of San Francisco city leaders joined forces to improve the quality of housing after the 1906 earthquake and fire. Today, SPUR bring people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems cities face.

With offices in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, SPUR is recognized as a leading civic planning organization and respected for its independent and holistic approach to urban issues.

Research Reports in JSTOR from SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)
56 Research Reports in JSTOR Date
8 WAYS TO MAKE SAN FRANCISCO MORE AFFORDABLE: Proposals to solve the housing affordability crisis 2014
AFTER THE DISASTER:: REBUILDING OUR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE 2010
Back in the Black: A fiscal strategy for investing in San Jose's future 2016
Beyond the Tracks: The potential of high-speed rail to reshape California’s growth 2011
BUILDING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME:: IMPROVING THE SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF NEW BUILDINGS 2009
The Caltrain Corridor Vision Plan: How to keep the Bay Area’s innovation economy moving 2017
Climate change hits home: Adaptation strategies for the San Francisco Bay Area 2011
DEFINING RESILIENCE:: WHAT SAN FRANCISCO NEEDS FROM ITS SEISMIC MITIGATION POLICIES 2009
THE DILEMMA OF EXISTING BUILDINGS:: PRIVATE PROPERTY, PUBLIC RISK 2019
Does State Tax Policy Discourage Housing Production? 2020
A DOWNTOWN FOR EVERYONE: Shaping the future of downtown Oakland 2015
Driving Change: Policies to expand on employer-based Mobility on Demand pilot programs and reduce drive-alone commuting in the Bay Area. 2019
Economic Prosperity Strategy: Improving economic opportunity for the Bay Area’s low- and moderate-wage workers 2014
ENVISIONING: WARMWATER COVE 2007
Finding Transit: How better maps can make the Bay Area transit system easier to understand and navigate 2019
Fossil-Free Bay Area: A cleaner future for the region’s energy 2016
Four Future Scenarios for the San Francisco Bay Area 2018
Freedom to Move: How the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority can create better transportation choices in the South Bay 2014
From Copenhagen to Tokyo: Learning from International Housing Delivery Systems 2020
THE FUTURE OF DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO: EXPANDING DOWNTOWN’S CAPACITY FOR TRANSIT–ORIENTED JOBS 2009
The Future of Downtown San Jose: How the South Bay’s urban center can achieve its potential 2014
The Future of Transportation: Harnessing private mobility services to support the public good 2020
Future-Proof Water: Where the Bay Area Should Get Its Water in the 21st Century 2013
Getting to Great Places: How better urban design can strengthen San Jose’s future 2013
GREENING APARTMENT BUILDINGS 2011
A guide to San Francisco's privately-owned public open spaces: Secrets of San Francisco 2009
Harnessing High-Speed Rail: How California and its cities can use rail to reshape their growth 2017
Healthy Food Within Reach: Helping Bay Area Residents Find, Afford and Choose Healthy Food 2015
Historic Preservation in San Francisco: Making the Preservation Process Work for Everyone 2013
THE HUB CONCEPT:: INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A COMMUNITY DISASTER RESPONSE 2009
IMAGINIGN ISLAIS CREEK 2018
It Takes a Village: Strategies for successful implementation of San Jose’s urban village vision 2019
Keeping the Doors Open: Immediate recommendations for assisting ground floor businesses in reopening 2020
LIFELINES:: UPGRADING INFRASTRUCTURE TO ENHANCE SAN FRANCISCO’S EARTHQUAKE RESILIENCE 2009
Locally Nourished: How a Stronger Regional Food System Improves the Bay Area 2013
A MID-LIFE CRISIS FOR REGIONAL RAIL: Fifty Years After BART: What’s Next for Regional Rail? 2008
MISSION CREEK: SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION STUDY 2016
Model Places: Envisioning a future Bay Area with room and opportunity for everyone 2020
A No-Cost Rooftop Solar Stimulus: How streamlining residential solar installations can jumpstart a green economic recovery 2020
ocean beach master plan 2012
On Solid Ground: How Good Land Use Planning Can Prepare the Bay Area for a Strong Disaster Recovery 2013
ORGANIZING FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH:: A NEW APPROACH TO BUSINESS ATTRACTION AND RETENTION IN SAN FRANCISCO 2010
Public Harvest: Expanding the Use of Public Land for Urban Agriculture in San Francisco 2012
Re-envisioning the Guadalupe River Park: How San Jose can transform its greatest natural resource into a community gathering place for all 2019
REFORMING REGIONAL GOVERNMENT: Adjusting county and city representation at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 2012
RETHINKING THE Corporate Campus: The next Bay Area workplace 2017
Room for More: SPUR’s Housing Agenda for San Jose 2017
Safe Enough to Stay 2012
Safety First:: Improving Hazard Resilience in the Bay Area 2020
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SHORELINE Adaptation Atlas: Working with Nature to Plan for Sea Level Rise Using Operational Landscape Units 2019
Seamless Transit: How to make Bay Area public transit function like one rational, easy-to-use system 2015
Seeking green: Funding public parks in a challenging financial climate 2011
Solving the Bay Area’s Fare Policy Problem: How streamlined, integrated fares can help the region realize the promise of transit 2019
SPUR'S AGENDA FOR CHANGE 2016
The Urban Future of Work 2012
What It Will Really Take to Create an Affordable Bay Area: How much housing does the region need to build to prevent income inequality from getting worse? 2020

Phone: 415-781-8726
Email: info@spur.org