Stories about City Planning

City Beat: Immigration holds, evictions – and the loss of an entire city block in the Mission

Tom Ammiano, shown here at the David Campos for Assembly kickoff, has helped stave off thousands of deportations. By Tim Redmond APRIL 7, 2014 -- Guess...

Supervisors defy progessive community, approve Google Bus Project

By Tim Redmond APRIL 2, 2014 -- The San Francisco supervisors defied pretty much the entire progressive community last night and gave a green light...

Does private zoning trump public zoning? Do we care?

By Tim Redmond You don't hear much about Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions in San Francisco these days. The "CC&Rs," as they are called, are private...

Mayor Lee’s latest plaza-privatization plan is based on a troubling New York model

By Tim Redmond The Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development is pushing a plan that would allow private entities to "sponsor" public plazas –...

The attack on SoMa, part two: Why is this happening, anyway?

By Zelda Bronstein In a story that’s become somewhat legendary of late, David Talbot, founder of Salon.com, asked whether San Francisco could survive the tech...

The big real-estate money in SF politics

  By Darwin Bond Graham The tech boom has made San Francisco's real estate the most expensive in the nation. Tech companies, from startups to Fortune...

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his...

The renters’ lament: A neighborhood, a community, and a wave of TICs

Theresa Flandrich holds up a map of TICS in North Beach By Tim Redmond You could see the pain that so many communities are suffering on...

Bad urbanism: Tech and planning forum misses the point

By Zelda Bronstein On Jan. 7, I went to an evening panel discussion at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association entitled “What Urban...

The other Twitter tax break — and how it cost the city $25 million

By Tim Redmond Way back in 1969, when Sue Hestor was a young activist organizing a peace march, she asked the sympathetic owner of the...