Gabriel Metcalf is the executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), one of the leading urban planning organizations in America. A member-supported non-profit that promotes good planning and good government, SPUR develops solutions to urban policy problems in the fields of economic development, transportation, housing policy, urban design, climate change, and energy policy.
Gabriel is the author of Democratic by Design: How Car-Sharing, Coops, and Community Land Trusts are Reinventing America, published by Palgrave. He is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics and is frequently cited in the press. He has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Examiner.