SPUR originated in San Francisco in 1910 and launched a San Jose office in 2012. (Read more about our decision to expand to San Jose.) Our work spans eight program areas: Community Planning, Disaster Planning, Economic Development, Good Government, Housing, Regional Planning, Sustainable Development and Transportation. We are recognized as a leading civic planning organization and respected for our independent and holistic approach to urban issues. In its first 100 years, our organization went through several name changes as it grew. Until 2013, we were the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association. Today, with locations in San Francisco and San Jose and a reach that extends across the Bay Area, we are known simply as SPUR. SPUR is a member-supported nonprofit organization. Members receive our acclaimed monthly magazine, The Urbanist, and free or reduced admission to more than 200 events a year.
Projects Associated with: Interior Urbanism
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