Greenifed City Blocks

To celebrate city life, the intention to include the green life balance is a consistent focus for San Franciscans. The folks of Friends of the Urban Forest, who tirelessly dedicate skills, resources and time to bring more of Mother Nature to the streets, have chosen to celebrate 2014 Earth Day with a gift to neighbors. Careful city planning and drought resistant plant selections have transformed 969 square feet of concrete into beautiful gardens. The 500 block of Broderick Street in

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Sunset Boulevard Greenway Project

  Happy Earth Day! A trend is forming in San Francisco. Originating in the Outer Mission and approved in The Castro, The Sunset District has secured resident’s support of San Francisco Public Utilities Company’s storm water improvement project. Both SFPUC and local property values will benefit from the funding allotted to the improvement of sidewalk landscapes. To conquer “Greening” the environment, the beautification and storm control of The Sunset neighborhood began in early April. Initiative leader Supervisor Katy Tang of

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Sunday Streets has sprung!

The days are getting longer and the fabulous San Francisco tradition of Sunday Streets is back in action. Since 2008, Sunday Streets has encouraged residents to enjoy the beautiful city outdoors! Originated in Bogotá, Colombia as “Ciclovía,” a day of free, healthy activities, Sunday Streets intends to promote community in public streets. The event website has this statement to share. “Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco. Sunday Streets closes stretches of city

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San Francisco Secret Spaces

San Francisco is a very special place. Right now, some think  it’s the epicenter of the universe. The Titans of Tech, the heart of artistic culture and Karl the fog (our weather is now a mascot!) reside here, working and playing hard. But we all need a break… The folks at SPUR have shared their local real estate expertise in a cell phone application titled, SPUR Secret Spaces & Hidden Oases to showcase destinations for revitalization. The best part, all

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Liveable SF: Big Plans for Potrero Avenue

  What makes a neighborhood become more of a community? What does making a neighborhood more livable mean to you? To one of my neighbors, Gillian Gillet, it means long term projects with an end game that adds up to a more livable city for us all. From Gillian Gillet, Director of Transportation Policy: “As some of you may know, I’ve been active in trying to make our neighborhood more safe, livable and walkable since about 2002 when I began

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