San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association

  • SPUR partner Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation's People's Garden.  Photo by Sergio Ruiz.
    SPUR partner Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation's People's Garden. Photo by Sergio Ruiz.
  • Graze the roof with Spur.  Photo by Michael Waldrep.
    Graze the roof with Spur. Photo by Michael Waldrep.
  • SPUR supported San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market.  Photo by Noah Christman.
    SPUR supported San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market. Photo by Noah Christman.
  • SPUR's Food Guardians Tour.  Photo by Samantha Roxas.
    SPUR's Food Guardians Tour. Photo by Samantha Roxas.
  • SPUR and the Civic Center Market.  Photo by Sergio Ruiz.
    SPUR and the Civic Center Market. Photo by Sergio Ruiz.
  • Grant:
    Food System & Urban Agriculture Program
    Program:
    Ecological Agriculture
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA

SPUR is the Bay Area’s preeminent planning and urban policy organization.  Their Food System and Urban Agriculture Program advocates for city and regional policy that promotes a healthy, sustainable food system.

SPUR began its deeper involvement in the food system in 2011 and soon after published Public Harvest, which advocates for expanding the use of public land for urban agriculture.  Urban Agriculture is only an entry point for SPUR, which considers it a point of entry for city residents, as consumers and constituents, to engage with the environmental, economic, and health implications of our food system.   The 11th Hour Project recognizes the importance of cities in creating land use patterns and economic drivers that affect regional food system infrastructure, and supports SPUR’s ongoing research and advocacy for policies that improve the health and resiliency of our region’s food system.