Stories about Plan Bay Area

Displacement policy at risk in quiet power struggle

Two regional agencies battling over the future of Bay Area planning -- with social justice in the balance By Zelda Bronstein JULY 21, 2015 --At a...

The false promise of regional governance

Unless the elites change their ways, centralized planning is never going to work MAY 13 -- There’s a push on by Bay Area elites to...

Prosperity, poverty, and really bad planning

You may not have heard of the Economic Prosperity Strategy -- but it's an alarming, dangerous proposal that could impact the future of San...

Plan to legalize in-laws stirs fear of density — and renters

By Tim Redmond MARCH 24, 2014 -- A proposal by Sup. David Chiu to offer amnesty for in-law apartments today ran into a classic San...

Why is there no housing for Google and Apple workers on the Peninsula?

Why is it wrong for Google workers to live near where they work? (Hint: The suburbs don't want them) By Tim Redmond It's time for our...

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...

City Beat: Has Feinstein found a loser of an issue?

By Tim Redmond Senator Dianne Feinstein, once the mayor of SF, has always been among the state's most popular politicians. She won her first Senate...

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...