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Sheltered from the superheated real estate market, Valencia Gardens residents view the changing Mission from a different vantage point

By Eric Murphy In the Mission, gentrification and displacement loom over daily life. Stories abound of wealthy newcomers pushing out longtime community members, skyrocketing rents, and local businesses changing to fit the tastes of a new class of neighborhood residents. But for the people of Valencia Gardens, […]

Tim Van Meter’s Net-Zero HildaHaus Featured in Dwell

Creating the HildaHaus: Our Story Preamble: An architect has visions of a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral House in the high Rocky Mountains, in one of the coldest areas of the US. His Mexican born wife / an Energy Industry white-collar, has a firm mandate for staying warm…Our […]

Community Feature: Woman, 90, Creates Scale Model for Whistlestop Project in San Rafael

Woman, 90, Creates Scale Model for Whistlestop Project in San Rafael By Kate Fitzimmons Sally Lewis turned down a request to create a scale model of the proposed Whistlestop building planned for San Rafael. She is no stranger to creating scale models of buildings. She even spent a […]

Richardson Hall Elders Honored in The New York Times

The Most Fabulous Old Folks Home By Wendy MacNaughton House of Elders It’s hard getting old. It’s even harder for LGBTQ seniors, who are all but invisible both in conversations around aging and within the youth-focused LGBTQ community. For the end of pride month, I visited San Francisco’s […]

REDI meeting Community Feature: 10 Years of the Real Estate Diversity Initiative

This is the 10th year for the highly successful Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI), which is a comprehensive real estate development training and mentorship. Throughout the program, participants work in teams with mentors to create a development phasing plan using a pro forma and market […]

Community Feature: Farmscape, The Largest Urban Farming Company in the Country

Since 2008, Farmscape, the largest urban farming company in the country, has designed and installed over 700 projects with a talented team of landscape architects, contractors and urban farmers. Today the Veteran’s Village team alongside Colma students and residents, helped to plant the trees in […]

Warm Springs Featured in Silicon Valley Business Journal

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Fremont in focus: Housing rises in Warm Springs as developers wait for commercial contracts The first residents have moved into Fremont’s Warm Springs Innovation District, though the view from their condos and townhomes — where prices start around $850,000 and rise to […]

Andrew Faulkner ‘Talking with New Urbanists’ at CNU 27

Talking with New Urbanists​ Wednesday, June 12 – Thursday, June 13, 2019 Join us at the studios of Louisville Public Media and 89.3 WFPL​ 619 S. 4th Street, a block from the Seelbach Hilton Hotel In partnership with Louisville Public Media and 89.3 WFPL, the Congress for the New […]

These Millennials Got New Roommates. They’re Nuns. A project called Nuns and Nones moved religion-free millennials into a convent.

The New York Times new piece about the Sisters of Mercy, from the Burlingame campus, and their fascinating connection to their new non-religious millennial roommates. BURLINGAME, Calif. — Sarah Jane Bradley was an unmarried, “spiritual but not religious” professional in her early 30s, with a rowdy […]

El Cerrito Celebrates Grand Opening of Hana Gardens Senior Apartments

El Cerrito, CA - The City of El Cerrito, Eden Housing, and Van Meter Williams Pollack celebrate the grand opening of Hana Gardens Senior Apartments, in El Cerrito. Hana Gardens Senior Apartments is a 63 unit mixed-use senior affordable housing community adjacent to City Hall and […]
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