Posts Tagged ‘POPULATION’

Welcoming “Haight Ashbury Neighbors for [More] Density” to Frisco – Now, POP QUIZ – Which is More Dense: Hong Kong or SF?

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Nah, this is a pop quiz – you gotta answer fast, there’s no time to check Wiki.

Too late!

ANSWER: San Francisco has a higher population density than Hong Kong.

So if you’re coming to town to start up HAND, Haight Ashbury Neighbors for Density, know that that train has already left the station, as we’re already quite dense here.

(Cf. HANC, which has been around for decades and decades, FBOW.)

Yes, denser than Hong Kong, China:


The question isn’t whether we want to have a high population density, it’s more like how dense should we be?

Epic Home-Made Bumper Sticker: “San Francisco is FULL – GO HOME!!”

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Whoo boy:

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That’s a message from a Subaru Forester, 2017.

Cf. a similar message from Frisco’s “City Family,” 1880.

Has San Francisco’s Population Really Grown the Past Decade? Probably Not

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

I don’t know, I sort of think the Feds would have “included” the “eight most underserved neighborhoods”* in San Francisco during the last census irregardless of whether the “25-member San Francisco Complete Count Committee of civic, community, faith-based and labor leaders” existed or not.

Anyway, the numbers from the press release below don’t add up, they don’t square with reality.

Of course any city or geographic area is welcome to spend money on a consultant, as San Francisco and Fun Diego did, to challenge the Feds and raise the count. That’s the system, baby. But you gotta remember that you’re comparing apples to oranges is all I’m saying.

2009 2000 1990
Population 815,358 776,733 723,959
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 Population Estimates, Census 2000, 1990 Census

Serving the “most underserved” in Alamo Square last year:

U.S. Census Director Robert M. Groves, seated betwixt Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and City Attorney Dennis Herrera at a meeting a couple years back:

So I’d say our population grew in the 1990’s, shrank in the aughts, and as for the coming decade of the 2010’s, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Anyway, all that is something to keep in mind as you peruse the recent release, seen after the jump

*I’ll bet the real estate industry people would just loooove this phrase. Anyway, they are, officially, the Bayview, Chinatown, the Excelsior, the Mission, South of Market, the Tenderloin, Visitation Valley and the Western Addition


The 13th United Nations Association Film Festival Continues Until Halloween, 2010 – Held in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and S.F.

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The 13th United Nations Association Film Festival is coming to town Wednesday night – tickets are just $10, if you can get them.

All the deets:


Palo Alto, CA—After a very successful opening night, the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) continues its 13th year program with an inspired array of documentaries from around the globe with more timely stories than ever in line with this year’s theme, POPULATION – MIGRATION – GLOBALIZATION. Highly anticipated by its loyal and passionate audiences, championed by civic and community leaders and voted by MovieMaker Magazine as “one of the 25 Film Festivals worth the entry fee,” UNAFF is one of the most important events on the Bay Area’s cultural calendar and an important stop on the festival circuit. In addition, it is one of the oldest purely documentary film festivals in the US.



Sponsored by Rotary Club San Francisco and by La Mediterranee

(Australia/West Papua, Indonesia)

5:25 PM KITES (Afghanistan/Poland)
6:45 PM Panel “Images that Provoke”
co-presented with Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and Afghan Coalition

Full sched, after the jump