SFBC Rec Ride: Lots of Abundance

"What happens to abandoned lots and former freeways? Learn about
reclaiming land for public use and restoring connections to food.
TransitionSF and the San Francisco Permaculture Guild are leading these
Transition Tours showcasing local efforts that create community and
support both the environment and economy."

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SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Taking (temporary) root: Pop-up storefronts and an urban farm in Hayes Valley

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"Learn about two innovative ideas for “interim uses” for vacant lots in San Francisco. One concept, called “Proxy,” developed by envelope A + D would install portable retail, restaurant and gallery structures on two lots along Octavia Boulevard. Another, proposed by the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, calls for a community farm on a 1.5-acre lot […]
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Parking Madness Final Four: Camden vs. Fort Worth

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We started this Parking Madness tournament with 16 soulless parking craters from California to New Jersey, and you’ve narrowed it down to the Final Four: Camden, Fort Worth, Syracuse, and the very aptly-named Parkersburg, West Virginia. Today and tomorrow your votes will determine who gets a shot at the title and Streetsblog’s coveted Golden Crater. Camden Joseph Russell […]

San Francisco Designing Public Amenities in Empty Lots

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Architectural rendering of two parcels adjacent to Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley, one of which is currently vacant and the other a parking lot. The project, called "proxy," would be developed for two to three years in space that will eventually be housing. Images: Envelope Architecture and Design. At a forum hosted by the San […]