Review the concept designs for Civic Center’s public spaces.
Author: Gary Chen
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Flipping through the pages of this small, albeit very personal, storybook, I am taken back to the summer of 2016 when I was lucky enough to work as an intern at the San Francisco Planning Department. As part of my work under the Civic Center Public Realm Plan, I set out on a mission to […]
Public spaces take on their own identities which reflect the people who frequent them. Civic Center has many identities because of the many different people it serves. It is seen as a civic gathering place for protests and rallies. It serves as a beautiful backdrop to newlyweds and recent graduates. It serves as a public […]
“I’m always passing through but lately I’ve been stopping here like a couple times a week. I go to the library every now and then; I come to get some sunshine.”
“I’m happy there are public spaces, I’m happy for this space. I would say more seating, make it more inviting for people to spend a little bit of time to eat your lunch or just relax and read.”
“Here you see all walks of life. I always see people that I’m running into that I’ve known. San Francisco is very small and you’re more than likely to bump into someone you know.”
“I really appreciate being able to be here and be myself. It’s nice to be able to do that here. I would say that out of all the places that I’ve been, San Francisco and right here has been the most accepting.”
“A guy asked me the other day, “How much does it cost to do this? To walk on the Quiet Walk to do this?,” and I told him, “All this gonna cost you is a smile,” and he smiled and he was happy and he laughed about it.”
“It’s great because there’s a lot of stuff going on and there’s a lot of potential but I guess it just doesn’t feel completely comfortable.”