Check out PlayBuild -
"PlayBuild comes to life as a community playspace designed for fun as well as learning. Our Thalia Street site houses our “big blue blocks” – the Imagination Playground kit – an architect designed set of life-sized building blocks in addition to a wide array of other construction toys, games, and books. Grounded in the architecturally rich and rapidly transforming Central City neighborhood, we’ve turned a once vacant lot into a creative gathering place for local kids, parents and schools."
"More than one-third of Bay Area residents say they are ready to leave in the next few years, citing high housing costs and traffic as the region's biggest problems, according to a poll released Monday."
More than one-third of Bay Area residents say they are ready to leave in the next few years, citing high housing costs and traffic as the region's biggest problems, according to a poll released Monday.
YIMBYs from all over North America are going to converge on Boulder, Colorado June 17-19, 2016! We’ll learn from each other and create connections to help move housing policy and sustainable urban infill in growing cities from NYC to Seattle, San Francisco to Austin, and everywhere in between.
Join us for 3 days of networking, events and keynotes.
Friday June 17th - Sunday June 19th, 2016 in Boulder, CO
YIMBYs from all over North America are going to converge on Boulder, Colorado June 17-19, 2016! We'll learn from each other and create
"Bay Area Bike Share released a map of proposed sites for bike-share stations in the East Bay today. Proposed sites for expansion into San Francisco and San Jose have already been released, but these are the first ones for Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville. The total number of bikes planned in the three cities is 1,300, with 800 of them in Oakland and 100 in Emeryville, to be rolled out by the end of 2017."
"After all, in an era of overwhelming need for urban infrastructure improvements, trees offer cities some of the best bang for their buck. Trees remove carbon dioxide, filter air pollution, and produce oxygen. They absorb rainwater, UV radiation, and noise. They slow down traffic, improve property values, and reduce human stress and mental fatigue. And they provide shade, which means we have to use less energy to cool down."
Meet the scientist putting a dollar value on America's urban forests.
A five-block section of Golden Gate Avenue, stretching from Polk to Market, is set for a redesign to make streets and sidewalks friendlier to pedestrians and bikers. The plan would see the removal of one traffic lane from the three-lane one-way street, and the addition of a buffered bike lane, the first sign of bike infrastructure in the neighborhood.
The plan would see the removal of one traffic lane and the addition of a buffered bike lane.
Great post from Grow San Francisco on Medium today -
"San Francisco politics isn't broken, we're just loosing right now. It’s easy to see housing policies that are obviously broken, and then say “San Francisco politics must be broken” — but the truth is that politics works fine, and people who support housing have just been losing for a very long time. The regional thinktank SPUR and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition have championed this cause for decades, but in terms of everyday San Franciscans fighting for housing, we’ve been:
- out-organized as an influential voting block by anti-housing coalitions
- out-volunteered in critical campaigns by anti-housing volunteers
- outdone in the press by anti-housing media
But that has started to change, slowly but surely. And in a few minutes, today, you can leverage your June vote for housing to help us win the next most important battle."
1 vote in San Francisco now = hundreds over the next 4 years