Market Street Prototyping Festival
The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and the San Francisco Planning Department partnered, with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to make the Market Street Prototyping Festival possible.

For YBCA, the Festival demonstrates the central role art plays in civic engagement, leading to more connections between people, greater community investment and in effect, a better quality of life. For the Planning Department, the Festival provides a more open, engaging and creative methodology for the public engagement process, allowing citizens and stakeholders to enter into new forms of partnerships to redesign Market Street – demonstrating a commitment towards finding innovative solutions to improving public spaces and experiences in a way that actively engages the community and encourages new perspectives. For the Knight Foundation, the Festival will serve as a model for cross-city learning and neighborhood re-development.
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Market Street Prototyping Festival
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How can we make Market Street a more connected and vibrant place?

The goal of the Prototyping Festival is to unite diverse neighborhoods along Market Street, encouraging these vibrant communities to work with designers, artist and makers to build a more connected, beautiful San Francisco.

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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Here's an in depth analysis of the 2015 festival from Gehl Studio San Francisco. "Makers on Market" summarizes key findings and insights from the Festival, identifies prototypes with potential of influencing the design of Market Street, and outlines a framework for using prototyping events as a way to engage members of the public in finding solutions to public challenges.

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Posted Sep 15, 2015
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Groundplay: The evolution of tactical urbanism
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00pm - 9pm
Exploratorium Observatory, Pier 15 (RSVP required)

Introducing Groundplay -- join us in celebrating the launch of San Francisco Planning’s Groundplay program at the Exploratorium on March 22nd at 6pm as part of their Conversations About Landscape speaker series. Pavement to Parks is merging with Living Innovation Zones and the Market Street Prototyping Festival into one citywide program called Groundplay.

Panelists include Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Katy Tang, San Francisco Supervisor for District 4, Shawn Lani, Studio Director of Studio for Public Spaces at Exploratorium, and will be moderated by Kay Cheng and Ilaria Salvadori of City Design Group, San Francisco Planning Department.

RSVP to attend: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

Who Went?

Danielle Rose
Erik Schmitt
Hunter Franks
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Market Street Prototyping Festival 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:00am - 7pm
Market Street, from Embarcedero to 7th Street

The countdown to MSPF 2016 has begun! Our prototypers have been working for months to bring their ideas to life and the excitement is mounting. We can’t wait for Market Street to come alive with innovative, creative, and forward-thinking projects designed with and for the community! Mark your calendars and plan on visiting Market St from 7th Street to the Embarcadero – we can’t wait to hear what you think!

If you're interested in volunteering, sign up here - docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...

Who Went?

Steve Pepple
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MSPF 2016 Open House
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00pm - 5pm
The Strand Theater, 1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Join us at the Market Street Prototyping Festival’s Open House and preview 40 concepts – 30 that will debut during this year’s 3-day festival plus 10 projects from last year that will continue on for a 2-year stay – and offer feedback to our teams! This event brings together MSPF prototypers with community members, residents, and merchants to share their most recent prototype designs, models, and project iterations with the Market Street community. We believe it is important that all those who are passionate about our city can engage in the civic process and provide hands-on contributions to solving our community’s biggest challenges through collaboration and experimentation in order to make Market Street a more vibrant, connected destination that brings together different people, communities, and neighborhoods.

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Daphne Magnawa
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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Learn more about the outcomes of the Market Street Prototyping Festival here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p5fJX...

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Happy Hour Q&A
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hall, 1028 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Join us for a Happy Hour Q&A at The Hall! Come meet and mingle with the MSPF team and get a chance to discuss any questions you might have about your project submissions and ideas. The MSPF Open Call for new projects for our 2016 festival is open until Apr 15. We’ll also be joined by some of last year’s participants who can share their experiences. Bring your friends and prototype ideas and we’ll see you there!

Open Call info: marketstreetprototyping.org/ge...

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Sean Stevens
Dan
Tom K.
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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Calling all Bay Area citizens! MSPF is now accepting new project applications for our 2016 festival! Do you have an idea to make Market Street a more vibrant public space? We want to hear about it, submissions accepted now thru Apr 15.

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Partnerships for Placemaking: Architecture, Arts, and Government
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
AIA San Francisco 130 Sutter Street Suite 600 San Francisco, CA

Join us for a half-day conference previewing some of the latest in placemaking, design, technology, and business for the built environment. From strategies on how to differentiate your practice to innovative design solutions addressing California’s current drought, this afternoon of engaging sessions provides a broad overview into some of the topics that will be explored at AIASF NEXT on November 12+13, 2015.

Speakers: Deborah Cullinan, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Neil Hrusowhy, SF Planning Department
Robin Abad Ocubillo, SF Pavement to Parks
Ilaria Salvadori, SF Pavement to Parks

Placemaking innovation has a deep heritage in San Francisco. Starting with Parklets and Pavement to Parks, the San Francisco Planning Department has forged precedent-setting partnerships to develop and expand Placemaking methods and outcomes. Collaborations began first between government departments and design professionals. Recently, new partnerships between government and cultural institutions – both of which have missions of serving and stewarding public space and public life – have rapidly expanded both the engagement of and impact to neighborhoods and communities. This emerging and evolving practice in San Francisco maximizes the collective potential of design professionals, technical experts, and everyday citizens; allowing for deeper penetration and nurturing of the grassroots. Having pioneered a number of placemaking techniques since replicated in cities across the country and world, the City of San Francisco plays a critical role in Placemaking experimentation and innovation. At the same time, the City of San Francisco continues to learn from the tactics of other Cities; synthesizing a dynamic practice with limitless frontiers for partnership. Come interact with practitioners in the architecture, urban planning, and arts arenas who are all pioneering placemaking collaborations in San Francisco.

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Preview NEXT (4 LUs)

Join us for a half-day conference previewing some of the latest in placemaking, design, technology, and business for the built environment. From strategies on how to differentiate your practice to innovative design solutions addressing California’s current drought, this afternoon of engaging sessions provides a broad overview into some of the...

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