SPUR to celebrate 100th birthday 

San Francisco’s land-use think-tank is gearing up to celebrate a century of influence.

The San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association will throw its 100th birthday bash on June 3.

The group was founded as the San Francisco Housing Association in 1910, when city leaders joined forces to map out a future for housing in The City, which was devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Today, the group conducts and publishes research regarding housing, transportation and other land-use issues in San Francisco and regionally.

It is a strong advocate for smart growth policies, which promote the construction of large amounts of high-density housing along robust transit routes.

The member party will spill out from the nonprofit’s recently-opened Mission Street headquarters and into Annie Alley.

More than 1,500 people attended the organization’s 99th birthday party.

Tickets for members start at $10 and can be booked at www.spur.org/memberparty.

The celebration is scheduled to run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 654 Mission Street.

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