The Future of Pavement to Parks
We worked with the City of San Francisco and San Francisco State University to host imagination sessions on the future of the Pavement to Parks program. The Pavement to Parks program is a public laboratory where the City works with communities to test the reclamation of public open space for pedestrians.
For 10 weeks, a team of Urban Studies students from SFSU investigated how parklets and Pavement to Parks plazas fit into the fabric of San Francisco — how do they work? what are the challenges in creating and maintaining these unique spaces? We hosted 3 public forums with panelists from the Planning Department, the Department of Public Works, Supervisor Scott Wiener’s office, Castro Business Improvement District, Union Square Business Improvement District, and others to answer questions and imagine what might be next for these spaces. A report will be forthcoming.