January 31, 2016
I talked with Robert Ogilvie, director of the (still relatively) new Oakland office of urban planning & policy advocacy organization SPUR. I asked Robert about why San Francisco-based SPUR wanted to expand into Oakland in the first place, what the organization wants to accomplish in Oakland and regionally, and how it's attempting to fit its generally pro-development outlook into the politics of growth and planning in Oakland. Robert and I talked on the day before a big open house at SPUR's new Oakland home at 1544 broadway.
Music by Podington Bear.