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- August 27, 2012
SPUR is proud to announce our first smart phone app!
Our guide to downtown San Francisco’s privately owned public open spaces (POPOS) is now available for the iPhone. This landmark guide maps the rich network of more than 50 plazas, gardens, rooftop terraces and other little-known oases tucked throughout downtown San Francisco.
As our report Secrets of San Francisco explains, the 1985 Downtown Plan requires developers to build one square foot of open space for every 50 square feet of office space. But these open areas are often unmarked or tucked away on rooftops or inside buildings, making them hard for the public to find. Our report calls for improvements such as better signage. In the meantime, our app — affordably priced at $1.99 — is here to help you find them all. Proceeds from each purchase help support SPUR’s policy work and programming.