San Francisco Historic Piers Development Strategy
San Francisco, CA

DfA employees were asked by the Port of San Francisco to propose development ideas for their suite of historic, underutilized piers. In response, they devised a strategy that made community engagement the heart of the development process.

This means taking advantage of the interim before long term development projects begin, to program the piers, increase civic engagement and collect data on how people actually use and relate to the waterfront. By combining pop-up programming with analytic and creative community engagement tools, the SF Port has the opportunity to create deeper, more trusting relationships with San Francisco's communities while prototyping solutions that work for the targeted piers. The proposal was profiled in an SF Chronicle article, reviewing pier proposal concepts.

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