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Why Does Housing Cost So Much?

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 the panel to hear how the situation has evolved...

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Zoning at 100: A Look Forward

What is the role of zoning in the Bay Area’s housing shortage? A new body of research is examining the role of local land regulation like zoning — often a reflection of local homeowner concerns rather than regional imperatives — in limiting the supply of...

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What Should the Region Be Doing About Housing?

It's no secret that the Bay Area is grappling with a regional housing shortage and all the negative consequences that come with it. Many argue that this is a regional issue that that needs a regional vision and regional tools. What is the role of...

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NPH & SPUR: Federal Threats to Bay Area Housing

2017’s change in administration has generated concerns about how shifts in federal housing policy will impact the Bay Area’s efforts to house its residents, particularly those who are the most in need. What are the looming threats and what can we do at the local...

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SPUR: Same Neighborhoods, More Homes: Bring on the Accessory Dwelling Units

An anticipated new study about accessory dwelling units (ADUs) is being released by UC Berkeley's Terner Center for Housing Innovation. Titled Unblocking the Market for Accessory Dwelling Units: Lessons Learned from Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, the study examines the impact of various policy reforms and programs on expanding the production of...

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SPUR: How Tech is Engaging in Housing

Join SPUR and SV@Home April 5th for a lively panel discussion. The region's largest tech employers have begun to focus more of their community engagement efforts and investments in housing, whether it serves their employees or the communities impacted by the industry's rapid growth. Panel:Tameeka Bennett, Youth...

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SPUR: New Ideas for Housing Our Older Generations

Over the next 20 years, the population of Americans aged 65 and older is expected to grow by over 60 percent, but many of our current forms of housing aren’t designed for aging residents. What needs to be designed to accommodate this population, and what...

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SPUR: Addressing Homelessness With Homes

The region’s out-of-control housing market affects everyone, but it impacts those who are currently homeless most of all, and agencies and organizations continue to search for new models to provide a home for everyone. Santa Clara County’s Measure A, which passed in 2016, will allocate...

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Development Without Displacement

Join SPUR November 15th for a discussion around preserving the Tenderloin community of San Francisco in midst of growing interests from market-rate housing developers, high-end restaurants and short-term vacation rentals. More Info...

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Housing the Next 100,000

Join SPUR for the third program in Domestic Affairs, a design-research series undertaken by The Urban Works Agency at CCA, as we examine new models of housing and density that could make San Francisco affordable through design. Co-presented by California College of the Arts. Event Info...

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The State of Housing Policy at the State

Join SPUR to hear from the new head of the state's Department of Housing and Community Development, Ben Metcalf, about what's happening with housing at the state level and what impacts it may have across California. Co-presented by the Center for Creative Land Recycling and SFHAC. Event...

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