Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: regional planning

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 centralize the region’s governance. When the...

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 Francisco and the Bay Area...

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 boom: “How much tech can...

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 wife rented a one-bedroom apartment...

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 Planning Can Learn from Tech...