San Francisco

Seeing the Better City

Evening Forum

Photo by flickr user San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Despite the widespread use of big data, GIS and 3D modeling, personal observation is still a critical tool for understanding what makes places successful. Without it, any analysis may overlook the key local contexts that make our cities unique. Join us as we learn about Seeing the Better City, a new book that focuses on how looking at the sights, sounds and experiences of a place can help create the policies and plans that will shape better urban environments. Co-presented by Island Press.

+ Chuck Wolfe / author


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