Market Street Prototyping Festival Kickoff + Info Session

Via Eventbrite:

This October, the future of Market Street will be built by YOU.

The Market Street Prototyping Festival invites you to help shape the next chapter of the city’s public life. For three days, two miles of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare will become a testing ground for your best ideas to improve our city’s public space.

We are asking YOU – our community of civic leaders, designers, neighbors, pedestrians, bicyclists, businesses, nonprofits, and all who participate on Market Street – to design and prototype your vision, bring it onto the street, and share it with hundreds of thousands.

Learn more at

Join us on June 17th, 6p-8p @ YBCA  to learn more.

Meet the team behind the Festival and learn more about how to participate. This evening will offer a unique opportunity for community members and potential project teams to engage with Festival teams and ideas from the very beginning. There will be short presentations by the producing partners and our community partners with opportunities for questions, feedback, and idea sharing.

This event is free and open to the public.  Limit: 300 guests

Presentations By:

Producing Partners

Deborah Cullinan // YBCA, Executive Director
Neil Hrushowy // SF Planning Department, Manager at City Design Group
Jake Levitas // Market Street Prototyping Festival, Project Director, SF Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation

District Design Captains

The Exploratorium
Studio for Urban Projects
Gehl Studio

Community Representatives

Civic Center Business Improvement District
Central Market Community Benefit District
Embarcadero Business Improvement District
North of Market – Tenderloin Community Benefit District
Union Square Business Improvement District
Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
Market Street Association


6:00 – 6:15: Arrival + Refreshments
6:15 – 6:40: Inroduction to Festival + Open Call
6:40 – 6:50: Q + A
6:50 – 7:05: District Presentations
7:05 – 7:35: District Breakout Groups
7:35 – 8:00: Feedback + Discussion


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