Dan
I co-founded Neighborland with Candy Chang and Tee Parham. Our mission is to help people shape the development of their neighborhoods. 
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"This is the year California has to face up to its affordable housing crisis and act. A new state report makes that clear.

California has produced fewer than 80,000 new homes annually over the past 10 years, according to the report. The projected need is for 180,000 additional homes a year. Home ownership is at its lowest since the war-torn 1940s.

“Without intervention,” the report says, “much of the housing growth is expected to overlap significantly with disadvantaged communities and areas with less job availability.” That means longer commutes from outlying communities to places like San Jose and Walnut Creek, and the resulting fragmented family life.

A state problem requires state action."

www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/08...

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Editorial: Devastating housing report requires California action

The devastating report by a state agency on California housing is a clarion call for the state to take responsibility for the crisis and work with cities and counties on a plan.

www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/08...

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Posted Jan 11, 2017
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Dan

How about BRT?

"Late Thursday, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board approved the final environmental review of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project, clearing a key hurdle for the project to move forward.

The project will now move into further planning stages under the auspices of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, requiring approvals from that agency’s board.

The project would transform Geary Boulevard to make the 38-Geary bus faster, and behave more like a train. A red bus-only lane would run along the sides of Geary Boulevard from 34th to 26th avenues, and the center of Geary Boulevard from 26th Avenue to just past Arguello Boulevard, and then again on the sides of Geary Boulevard the rest of the way to Market Street.

Buses would truly be “rapid,” with the potential for riders to save “20 minutes per round-trip,” according to transit planners."

www.sfexaminer.com/transit-off...

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Transit officials approve key milestone for Geary bus project

It’s takes a 38-Geary bus more than 30 minutes to cross from the avenues to downtown. But that’s small potatoes, considering it’s taken almost 13 years for the 38-Geary to …

www.sfexaminer.com/transit-off...

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Posted Jan 6, 2017
Steve Pepple
Steve Pepple
Jan 10, 2017

A step in the right direction!

Posted by Steve Pepple on Jan 10, 2017
Dan
Dan
Jan 10, 2017

Agree.

Posted by Dan on Jan 10, 2017
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Dan

Scott Weiner pushing this at the state level now 🙌

"Now, more than ever, California must lead on climate. In that spirit, today I’m introducing legislation to make California the first state in the nation to require solar panels on new buildings. Previously, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, I authored similar solar legislation, making San Francisco the first large American city to adopt a solar rooftop requirement. The San Francisco legislation required installation of solar panels on the roofs of all new residential and commercial buildings between one and ten stories."

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Let’s require solar panels on new buildings in California

In a few weeks, the Trump Administration will take over Washington and bring with it a bevy of climate deniers — people in the pocket of…

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Posted Jan 9, 2017
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Dan proposed this resource for a skate park in New Orleans.

Enjoyed learning about the history of The Parasite today - www.nola.com/festivals/index.s...

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$350,000 skateboard park, 'The Parisite,' opens in Gentilly

In the springlike breeze, dozens of teenagers zipped from place to place like pinballs throughout the $350,000 maze of concrete ramps and mesas.

www.nola.com/festivals/index.s...

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Posted Jan 5, 2017
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