Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Gentrification

Gentrification Fears Threaten to Derail Mission Street Improvements

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Mission District residents who equate streetscape improvements with rising rents dominated a community meeting discussion yesterday about public space upgrades along Mission Street. It was the Planning Department’s latest public meeting about its Mission Street Public Life Plan, an effort to envision Mission Street “as a vital transit corridor with art, commerce and new public spaces for people […]

Tea Partying and Beanbagging on Shotwell

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24th and Shotwell Tea Party The citywide Stand Against Sit Lie campaign Saturday March 27 was a big success by all accounts. The website claims over 100 events took place on San Francisco sidewalks, and over 1000 people participated. That doesn’t sound overwhelming at first glance, but if you recall that this began as a […]

Planning and Public Life

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On Linden Alley the "Union Project" held a public fair last year, just one of dozens of ways San Franciscans are taking public roads for uses beyond merely housing private cars. San Franciscans, like residents of most big cities, are in a continuous process of reshaping public spaces. There are pilot programs for new ways […]