Why Does Housing Cost So Much?

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In 2014, The Urbanist ran an article titled “The Real Cost of Building Housing,” which looked at the exorbitant cost of construction in San Francisco. Over the past three years, these costs have continued to escalate. Join our panel to hear how the situation has evolved and how it impacts efforts to address our housing […]

Is Local Control Falling Short for Building Housing? (ULI SF Event)*

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

In this “Intelligence Squared” – style debate and conversation, As communities grapple with the tension between local community desires and regional and statewide housing needs and mandates, local jurisdictions find themselves between a rock and a hard place, and elected city leaders find themselves torn between supporting their voters and meeting critical housing goals. Are […]

Is Local Control Falling Short for Building Housing? (ULI SF Event)*

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

In this “Intelligence Squared” – style debate and conversation, As communities grapple with the tension between local community desires and regional and statewide housing needs and mandates, local jurisdictions find themselves between a rock and a hard place, and elected city leaders find themselves torn between supporting their voters and meeting critical housing goals. Are […]

Better Neighborhoods at Balboa Park

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

In 2009, San Francisco adopted the Balboa Park Station Area Plan as part of its Better Neighborhoods Program, resulting in new mixed-use development, public space and pedestrian improvements along Ocean Avenue, as well as new concepts for the Upper Yard and Balboa Reservoir parcels in this transit-oriented yet lower-profile area. Come get an update on […]

Better Neighborhoods at Balboa Park

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

In 2009, San Francisco adopted the Balboa Park Station Area Plan as part of its Better Neighborhoods Program, resulting in new mixed-use development, public space and pedestrian improvements along Ocean Avenue, as well as new concepts for the Upper Yard and Balboa Reservoir parcels in this transit-oriented yet lower-profile area. Come get an update on […]

How Many Homes Should We Have?

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

The Bay Area’s housing shortage has led many residents to cite affordability as the top issue facing the region. With most voters supporting additional housing, how much does the Bay Area actually need to build? How much needs to be subsidized and for whom? Where should we build? Our panel will discuss these questions and […]

How Many Homes Should We Have?

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

The Bay Area’s housing shortage has led many residents to cite affordability as the top issue facing the region. With most voters supporting additional housing, how much does the Bay Area actually need to build? How much needs to be subsidized and for whom? Where should we build? Our panel will discuss these questions and […]

The Who and How of Paying for Affordable Housing*

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

Who pays, and how they pay, for affordable housing is one of the biggest hurdles to getting projects constructed. But innovative funding options may help streamline the process. Join a panel of experts for a conversation about new ways to finance affordable housing and learn about the Bay Area’s newest funds, which will create more […]

What’s Parking Got to Do With It?

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

When it comes to parking and new residential development, the tension of market forces pulling against policy imperatives and community sensitivities often leaves people wondering what is possible and what is right. What is the relationship between parking and trip generation, congestion, sustainable streets and even project feasibility? Our panel of experts will lay out […]

Housing San Francisco’s Teachers*

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

A teacher shortage crisis across the country, combined with San Francisco's spiraling cost of living, has led to an explosion of interest in how we can better house our educators. This year, the city and school district announced that more than $44 million, and a district site in the Sunset, would be dedicated to educator […]

Housing San Francisco’s Teachers*

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

A teacher shortage crisis across the country, combined with San Francisco's spiraling cost of living, has led to an explosion of interest in how we can better house our educators. This year, the city and school district announced that more than $44 million, and a district site in the Sunset, would be dedicated to educator […]

San Francisco’s New Student Housing

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

Due to high housing costs, students are being priced out of San Francisco, and many universities are finding it increasingly difficult to attract new talent. But after years of little production, thousands of student housing units are now in the planning or construction stages throughout the city. Find out what’s in the pipeline and how […]

San Francisco’s New Student Housing

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

Due to high housing costs, students are being priced out of San Francisco, and many universities are finding it increasingly difficult to attract new talent. But after years of little production, thousands of student housing units are now in the planning or construction stages throughout the city. Find out what’s in the pipeline and how […]

Wonder Women vs. CEQA

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

In 2015, Jennifer Hernandez conducted the first systematic review of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuits, generating important and groundbreaking data about the profound impact of litigation abuse under the state’s signature environmental law. Two years later, she’s accumulated a second round of data as important as the first. Hear what she found in this […]

Wonder Women vs. CEQA

SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

In 2015, Jennifer Hernandez conducted the first systematic review of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuits, generating important and groundbreaking data about the profound impact of litigation abuse under the state’s signature environmental law. Two years later, she’s accumulated a second round of data as important as the first. Hear what she found in this […]

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