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Privately Owned Public Open Spaces – Symposium on April 23rd, RSVP Today

The Rincon Hill neighborhood could certainly use some more green space, but did you know that there are quite a few open spaces, both inside and outside, at the privately owned buildings nearby? I have some of them listed in the Rincon Hill Resident Guide. There was also an article in the Chronicle by John King on Sunday March 23, 2008 – here’s the online link to the article. The Chronicle also has a map of the downtown San Francisco open spaces.

Did you know there’s a rooftop open space at Westfield San Francisco Centre? How about some indoor public space at 101 Second Street (open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily)? Well, you can learn about these privately owned public open spaces at an upcoming SPUR event (details below). I hope to see you there!

Space in the City: Privately Owned, Publicly Used
4/23/2008 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
This event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the privately owned and publicly used open space at 55 Second Street in San Francisco. RSVP today to events@spur.org or by calling 415.781.8726 x120.

Join SPUR Young Urbanists and Next American City magazine for a symposium on the accessibility and design of privately owned public open spaces (POPOS) in downtown San Francisco. Participants will include Rebar, San Francisco’s home-grown art collective, who will present examples from their COMMONspace project; Josh Switzky, an urban designer for the local Planning Department; and Margie O’Driscoll, executive director of the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The discussion will be moderated by Sarah Karlinsky of SPUR.

This event is generously supported by the Koret Foundation.

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