Introduction: Blueprint for a Sustainable Bay Area
Urban Ecology’s award-winning Blueprint for a Sustainable Bay Area is a vision for the future of the Bay Area. Published in December 1996 and winner of nine local and national awards, it examines land use and sustainability at within the home, in our neighborhoods, at the scale of our cities, and for the full region.
Mission Corridor Plan Commercial Revitalization
Home to succeeding waves of immigrants, San Francisco’s Mission District is today a vibrant working-class Latino neighborhood of 57,000. The diversity of businesses along Mission Street testify to the areas rich history. The corridor was once a hub of restaurants, stores, professional services, and apartments and residential hotels, with a busy night scene revolving around the Art Deco movie palaces that gave the skyline its distinctive character.
Roosevelt Schoolyard Redesign
Summary Urban Ecology partnered with the East Bay Asian Youth Council (EBAYC) to redesign the Roosevelt Schoolyard in Oakland. Currently the planning process is in its final stages, and Urban Ecology is waiting on funding to start breaking ground on the project. EBAYC...
The Clinton Park Plan
The Clinton Park Plan is a collaborative effort to revitalize Clinton Park and its surrounding streetscape. Urban Ecology, the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) and the Eastlake Merchants Association (ELMA) partnered to create a new park design in...
How Should the Bay Area Grow
The Bay Area has long struggled with the question of how to grow as a region. The concept of local land use authority is politically unassailable, and yet most locally elected politicians acknowledge that their jurisdictions are experiencing problems-poor air quality,...
Weeks Neighborhood Plan
The Weeks Neighborhood in East Palo Alto is unique in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a richly green place with many large trees and open views, in sharp contrast to the concrete and freeways of much of the Bay Area. Many people come to the neighborhood and stay for a lifetime, creating a close-knit community.
A Brief Reading List on Urban Sustainability
We are often asked by those new to the subject to recommend some initial readings on urban sustainability. Following is a brief listing of some recent works. Many of these books have been reviewed in past issues of The Urban Ecologist, and several are available...
Affordable Housing Associates
Affordable Housing Associates (AHA), a nonprofit organization formed in 1993 in Berkeley, has acquired or built nearly 300 units on twelve separate properties in the East Bay.
16th Street BART Plaza
The 16th street BART plazas were redesigned in order to create a space which was safe and aesthetically enjoyable for community members of the Mission.