When Imagination Goes Public


When Imagination Goes Public
When Imagination Goes Public

Citywide Assessment of Parklets & Plazas

Published: Summer 2014

by Justin Panganiban and Robin Abad Ocubillo

Excerpt from the Introduction–“Public life studies evaluate the quality of public spaces and the extent to which they are used, and this information can be used to make recommendations for improvements that promote good urban design and active use. The purpose of the Pavement to Parks Program’s public life study is to evaluate the effect of San Francisco’s parklets and plazas on street life and public response to these new types of spaces. Data collected from the public life studies will also help the program further understand how parklets and plazas are currently serving the needs of users who visit these spaces, and if these spaces are achieving the goals built into the initial vision and expectations for Pavement to Parks projects.”

*The Pavement to Parks program is pleased to announce that it has merged with Groundplay. Best practices found in this document are still applicable to Groundplay projects.

The Report
“Citywide Assessment of Parklets & Plazas: Summary of data collected for Summer 2014 Public Life Study” (Panganiban and Abad, September 2014)

Download the Report – PDF 16MB

The Presentation
Delivered at the San Francisco Planning Department on August 20th, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00pm.
Presenter: Justin Matibag Panganiban

Download the Presentation – PDF 4MB

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