What makes a good place?

Designing and building a beautiful place doesn't mean it will be a good place. Sometimes you have to add activities to add life.


The best places have the best things to do.

Places with a variety of good stuff to do are more relevant, vibrant, and economically vital to the communities that support them. Community gardens, farmer's markets, street festivals, movie nights, and block parties improve neighborhoods and communities. Sadly, San Francisco doesn't make it easy on people who provide these important services. We're here to help.

    Together we make SF beautiful by:

  • Cutting permit costs and red tape.
  • Adding community events to transform places.
  • Re-purposing underutilized spaces into community assets
"What attracts people most, it would appear, is other people." William H. Whyte

Imaging a better place

Find cool ideas to make your block, park or plaza more vibrant by checking out some projects that inspire us.

See ideas from around the world that will make you say, "Yes In My Back Yard!"

How do I help?