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S.F. parklets: a little tour of a major trend

S.F. parklets: a little tour of a major trend | green streets | Scoop.it

A significant change to San Francisco's landscape in 2011 involves a conjuring act that turns parking spaces into pedestrian nooks.

They're called parklets, a word that didn't exist two years ago, and when 2011 arrived there were only four. Now there are 22, with six more approved and 44 in various stages of review.

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Yerba Buena Street Life Plan - Articles - Dwell

Yerba Buena Street Life Plan - Articles - Dwell | green streets | Scoop.it
Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan.
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Excerpt> Cityscapes by John King Rewards the Careful Observer

Excerpt> Cityscapes by John King Rewards the Careful Observer | green streets | Scoop.it

As the San Francisco Chronicle‘s urban design critic for the last decade, John King is one of the Bay Area’s most influential champions of good architecture. He chronicles the city’s projects, both large and small, with an eye to how they how they affect the city.

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Sprawl Repair: From Auto-Scale to Human-Scale :: DesignIntelligence

Sprawl Repair: From Auto-Scale to Human-Scale :: DesignIntelligence | green streets | Scoop.it
Leveraging design, policy, and incentives, sprawl can be transformed into complete communities with balanced uses and transportation options.
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