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Opportunity Mapping: San Francisco Parklets & Plazas

Published: August 2014

by Gene Stroman


Exerpt from the introduction — Pavement to Parks* started in 2009 and is a relatively new program. Its projects are new concepts for cities, for which there are many basic unanswered questions. While there have already been great reports on parklets, for example the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Great Streets Parklet Studies (2010) or the Spring Street Parklet Impact Study (2013) in Los Angeles, none have focused on geospatial analysis (GIS) as a method of studying parklets… a geospatial study can be an effective supplementary tool that can help clarify and answer questions related to geographic equity and access.

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

The Report
“Opportunity Mapping: San Francisco Parklets and Plazas” (Gene Stroman August 2014)

Download the Report – PDF 27MB

The Presentation
Delivered at the San Francisco Planning Department on May 29th, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00pm.
Presenters: Robin Abad Ocubillo and Gene Stroman

Download the Presentation – PDF 8MB

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