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Guest Editorial: Don’t Charge Big Bucks for Block Parties

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Block parties change lives. When neighbors reclaim their street for a day and turn it into a car-free social space, all types of folks come out. Children run freely and neighbors who have been strangers for 20 years meet at last. Culture changes in an instant: Streets become safer, social ties strengthen, neighbors are happier […]

A Public Space Renaissance in San Francisco

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Crowds gather on eastern slope of Dolores Park near 18th. One of the ongoing dilemmas for landscape architects, city planners, and yes, even transit geeks, is the chicken-and-egg question regarding public space. If you build it, will they come? Is there a “public” demanding wider sidewalks, public squares and plazas, pocket parks, and depaving, and […]

Farming, Park Parking and Empty Promises

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The Potemkin Victory Garden during Slow Food Nation, August 2008. Gavin Newsom is running for President, er um, I mean Governor (you gotta take these things one step at a time). Maybe he’ll make it, maybe something will wreck his chances. It’s an interesting drama from the point of view of recent American history, as […]