Board Interview: Justin Kelly

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People make San Francisco beautiful and unique, and our Board Members are no exception. This month’s interview features Justin Kelly, winner of the American Institute of Architects Young Architect of the Year award in 2013.   What makes San Francisco beautiful? The landscape...

January – Fillmore Update

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During 2014, SF Beautiful, Invest In Neighbors, and the Lower Fillmore Merchants conducted an intensive outreach campaign to learn about the ways the Fillmore community wanted to improve the streetscape experience. Key priorities were identified and then translated into a design....

Board Interview: Robert Friese

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People make San Francisco beautiful and unique, and our Board Members are no exception. This month’s interview features Robert Friese, who has played an integral role at SF Beautiful for more than 30 years.   What makes San Francisco beautiful? A great combination of diverse...

Community Interview – Martha Ketterer

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Martha Ketterer is a Landscape Architect for the Department of Public Works. She worked on the recent bulbout project at the Randolph Orizaba intersection in the OMI neighborhood and she is assisting our team with a proposed creative crosswalk project in theBroad/Randolph...

Community Interview – Diana Ponce De Leon

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  Introduction I grew up part of a family of five in Long Beach, California and am the daughter of Mexican immigrant parents. Graduating high school was a great achievement for me and my siblings, my mother attended school up to the fifth grade and my father only completed...

Final Design for Broad Announced

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We are happy to announce the community-selected design for the large-scale community improvements in our Broad/Randolph Beautification Project: “Ocean“! For more than two weeks, nearly 300 votes were cast at the Ocean View Branch Library project installation,...

Introducing Sophia Gellen

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People make San Francisco beautiful and unique, and our Board Members are no exception. We want you to meet our newest Member of the Board, Sophia Gellen. We asked Sophia to share her thoughts about our City and joining San Francisco Beautiful; here is what she had to say.  ...

Community Interview – Dan Parham

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At SF Beautiful, we’re honored to work with so many inspiring individuals. This month we interviewed Dan Parham of Neighborland, one of our key partners in getting the UN Plaza project off the ground. Check out Neighborland in depth here.   Brief introduction. I grew up in...

UN Plaza Volunteers

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We are lucky to have great volunteers devoted to UN Plaza. Arjan, a Dutch urban designer, is leading a group of students from SFSU to analyze the spatial features and propose new designs for UN Plaza. Read what they have to say about the City and their wildest visions for UN...

Endorsed: New Housing on Post Street

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San Francisco Beautiful supports the proposed project at 1481 Post Street. Converting this above ground parking into residential buildings will balance height limit increases. Along with community benefits including: $15-16 million for the City’s Inclusionary Affordable Housing...