Pavement to Parks
August 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Pavement to Parks is an effort by the City of San Francisco to temporarily close areas of excessive asphalt and analyze the effects of this closure to see if it can be made permanent. Inspired by similar efforts in New York, Pavement to Parks embodies the idea of Lighter Quicker Cheaper to assemble seating, planters, paint, and other moveable elements to create temporary places. The organization works closely with residents to identify, design and install these measures. They even accept suggestions, which you can submit on their website. Their list of existing projects consists primarily of the parklets San Francisco is known for, but includes a number of larger-scale plazas and parks. A really cool project, and a good thing for a city to be supporting.