Interesting case study from downtown Barcelona - www.wsj.com/articles/barcelona... via @WSJ
One year ago Barcelona ordered most automobiles out of an industrial area where the city has been trying to attract technology companies. The move has helped turn the area into one of Barcelona’s hottest office markets.
An update on Civic Center Health and Cleanliness Pilot Program from the City Administrator:
In San Francisco, checking out a book from the Main Library, attending a Symphony concert or going to City Hall for a marriage license can mean confronting some of the most egregious examples of the city's drug and homelessness problems. For years, Civic Center has been a grim showcase for the city's worsening heroin and...
Wonder if SF could start a program similar to Albuquerque -youtu.be/WFmsOrTpKn8
With up to 9,000 units of housing expected to be built within the boundaries of San Francisco’s burgeoning Hub District, which is off-centered around the intersection of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, the plan to guide the development of the neighborhood’s “Public Realm” (i.e., all the space between the buildings and towers) has been drafted.
The Draft Public Realm Plan sets forth the vision for how the neighborhood’s streets, alleys and open spaces could be designed, with specific recommendations for which streets, alleys and open spaces should be redesigned and a host of design strategies and examples.
See SF Planning's draft plan here: default.sfplanning.org/plans-a...
"The $4.2 million project will replace traditional cobra head streetlights, commonly seen in residential areas, with decorative twin teardrop poles like the ones illuminating the streets near City Hall. The 22-foot-high poles will be installed on the north and south sides of Jones, Leavenworth, Hyde and Larkin streets between McAllister and O’Farrell streets, and also on Eddy Street between Larkin and Mason streets.
“This is a complete teardown and rebuild,” said Barbara Hale, assistant general manager for power for the PUC. “We haven’t done much of it historically because we haven’t had the dedicated funding. This opportunity won’t just improve lights. It’s going to give a different look and feel to the streets. The Tenderloin is going to get a spiffing up.”"
Before the sun rises, students in uniform walk the Tenderloin’s dark streets on their way to school. To help with that, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission plans to start installing 100 streetlights in the neighborhood’s darkest corridors this year. Neighbors and those who plan to work at the new California Pacific Medical Center on...
Despite the addition of public "Pit Stops" around the city, it's no secret that San Francisco has a poop problem. To bring the issue to light—in an unavoidable fashion—mobile shower provider Lava Mae plans to place a massive toilet in the center of Hayes Valley this Saturday, November 19th.
In honor of 'World Toilet Day,' Lava Mae is using public art to invite neighbors to confront the city's sanitation problem.
Sadly -- 3 years later -- we're not seeing much of a change in the neighborhood. Yes, the 6th St substation is open (limited hours) but I don't see the officers engaged in the community nor are changes happening.
I've worked here for 8+ years; on Mission at 6th.
Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas. A panel discussion will follow led by Project for Public Spaces’ Senior Vice President Ethan Kent and featuring Mary McCue of MJM Management and Tyrone Mullins of Green Streets. This dialogue will showcase best practices for improving and managing public spaces by examining case studies from around the country. Examples from Detroit, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco will be presented in order to discuss topics including best practices for activation, stewardship, and stakeholder engagement in public spaces that serve many different populations.
Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.