"SF Mayor London Breed CityGardens Visit-Tweet"
This month, families will move into City Gardens, a 200-unit permanent supportive housing site with larger units and more bedrooms for our families....More
"SF Mayor London Breed Visits 333 12th Street, City Gardens"
San Francisco Mayor Unveils Plan to Halve Homelessness Within 5 Years...More
"In Defense of Shattuck: Housing in downtown Berkeley"
The Shattuck of today is such a vibrant, fun place; more lively than ever before…I really like the work of Trachtenberg Architects who are making some of the most creative facades for their apartment complexes....More
"How Paris Kicked Out the Cars"
It is a humbling experience to try to learn any new skill as an adult. But there is a particular humiliation in learning to ride a bike. Not only because biking is something everyone already assumes you know how to do and the quintessential skill you never forget....More
"Why does American multifamily architecture look so banal? Here’s one reason"
In a recent article in The New York Times, Anna Kodé lamented the blandness of multifamily architecture in the U.S. and posited several theories for this disappointment.
The root cause of the banality is quite simple. The answer is something that, once seen, cannot be unseen: stairs....More
"Why famed urbanist Richard Florida is still bullish on San Francisco"
The No. 1 place for startup innovation fueled by venture capital in the United States and the world by a huge margin is the San Francisco Bay Area. There’s not even a place that comes close. And when I say the Bay Area, I mean San Francisco proper, Oakland and the East Bay, and the Silicon Valley....More
"The Great Defenders of the Status Quo"
Environmental laws are being used to justify oil drilling in Los Angeles, single-family zoning in Minneapolis, and the construction of the border wall....More
"The Build-Nothing Country"
This post is going to be a bit of a rant, because honestly I’m pretty frustrated, and I want the rest of you to understand and share at least a little bit of that frustration....More
"Court blocks housing for homeless and 1,100 UC Berkeley students at People’s Park"
A California appeals court ruled Friday that a $312 million plan to turn Berkeley’s historic People’s Park into housing for about 1,100 students and more than 100 of the homeless people who regularly camp on the 2.8-acre site fails to address environmental concerns surrounding the proposed construction projects....More
"To save downtowns, we need to embrace windowless bedrooms"
From Oct 2022
Bobby Fijan, a real estate developer who likes to tweet about floor plans, recently offered this as an example of how a contemporary downtown office building could be converted into apartments....More