City Design Group

Citywide Planning

The City Design Group works to improve San Francisco's livability through concern for the physical qualities of the City.

Public Realm Plans

Public Space and Public Life Studies

Public Life Surveys are critical to our understanding how public spaces function. Through careful and systematic observation we are able to understand if public spaces serve the needs of people. These needs include dimensions of comfort, safety, and ease of mobility for pedestrians. Surveys include counting of pedestrians and cyclists; and inventory of stationary activities and behaviors. More info here.

Public Space Stewardship Guide

Successful public spaces require funding, programming, and maintenance; and the most celebrated spaces need community partnerships to implement all three. More info here.