Gabriel Metcalf

Gabriel Metcalf Gabriel Metcalf is the executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). For five years, prior to taking over the organization in 2005, he led SPUR's policy work, specializing in regional planning, governance and sustainability. Prior to working at SPUR, Metcalf worked for The Bay Institute, an environmental nonprofit focused on California water policy. He was also a co-founder and, for many years, Board Chairman of City CarShare.

A frequent writer and speaker on planning and policy topics, Metcalf has a Master of City Planning degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Notable articles authored or co-authored by Metcalf include "The Northern California Megaregion" (2007), "Civic Planning in America" (2007), "Regional Planning without Regional Government" (2004), and "Democracy and Planning" (2003).

SPUR is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes good planning and good government through research, education and advocacy.