SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Plans for a New Public Realm: Improving our parks, streets and plazas

"In the last few years, the San Francisco Planning Department has worked with communities to develop plans that rethink neighborhood parks, streets and plazas and how they are built and managed. These include the Better Neighborhoods Plans, the Mission Streetscape Plan, the Fisherman’s Wharf Public Realm Plan, Jefferson Street Redesign and the Showplace Square Open Space Plan. With Adam Varat, Neil Hrushowy and Ilaria Salvadori of the City Design Group." 

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