Stories about Land Use

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...

Politics on Tuesday: Fall campaigns begin March 17

By Tim Redmond FEB. 25, 2014 – The campaigns for supervisor and state Assembly get real March 17, when the first seriously controversial housing bill...

BREAKING: 8 Washington backers sue over waterfront height limits initiative

By Tim Redmond Whatdya know? A few hours after I questioned Randy Shaw's analysis of the legal weakness of the waterfront height measure (and said...

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...

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...