About this Project
This spring, SF Beautiful
was awarded a grant from the City of San Francisco to make United Nations Plaza a healthier, more vibrant public space.
In March, the UN Plaza Coalition hosted a public meeting at UC Hastings with over 200 neighbors in attendance. Neighbors’ ideas and insights were collected from written input, SMS, Twitter, and Neighborland. All of this input was aggregated here on Neighborland. It was the first time that an organization used Neighborland as a live ideation and voting tool in a public meeting.
TEDP Executive Director Anh Nguyen live tweeted all of the ideas that were submitted by Tenderloin neighbors. It was a simple, but powerful way to extend the public input in the meeting to a wider audience. Often ideas presented in the oral statements are not captured in the design process, but Anh’s innovative use of Twitter helped amplify neighbors’ voices. Two of the resident’s ideas
that were suggested at the pubic meeting, and live tweeted by Anh, became finalists in the program.
Making it Happen
SF Beautiful is bringing these winning ideas to life this fall in event series called “Pause, Play, Connect.”
These events will offer the best performers and organizers in Bay Area dance, live music, children’s programming, indie film, cultural cuisine, and circus arts. Pause, Play Connect at UN Plaza has something for everyone.