Good to see this idea gaining traction in City Hall -
The rebirth of the Embarcadero and Hayes Valley in San Francisco shows how a city and its neighborhoods can flourish after the removal of intrusive, invasive freeways. With imaginative engineering and design, it could be replaced by a boulevard lined with housing at all price levels, reknitting the urban landscape. None of this will happen...
The thing I really loved about Freespace was how it well it created interactions between people that might not normally interact. I'd love to see more spaces like this in Oakland and the Bay Area. I think there might be a similar space in Oakland?
To celebrate National Day of Civic Hacking, we have declared all of June and July Hack Months. Our Civic Hack is to take an unrented building and turn it into a month long HQ for civic hackers. Space is crucial for ideas and movements to take shape. While much can be accomplished in 48 hours, we want to see what can come out of National Day of...
Hey Cera - I just heard about Figment on October 24th:
FIGMENT Oakland is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities.
If you're interested in rethinking I-980, you should check out ConnectOakland. ConnectOakland is a citizens group advocating the removal of I-980 and its replacement with a boulevard over a combined BART/rail tunnel that could connect to a new transbay tube. www.connectoakland.org/