San Francisco

Reinventing Cities: Can zero-carbon development play a role in San Francisco’s recovery?

In-Person Forum


One South Van Ness green roof

San Francisco has entered two City-owned sites in the fourth edition of C40 Cities Reinventing Cities Competition, a global design and development competition to transform underutilized urban sites into innovative, zero-carbon and resilient developments. The competition invites teams of architects, designers, and developers to submit proposals for sustainable development projects that meet specific site needs, with the winning team invited to negotiate with the City for development rights. Learn more about the competition, past C40 projects in San Francisco, and the City’s vision for how the two sites – 1 South Van Ness Avenue and 170 Otis Street – can play a role in meeting downtown economic recovery, housing, development, and sustainability goals.

  • Moderator: Sarah Atkinson / Hazard Resilience Senior Policy Manager
  • Fiona Ruddy / Senior Project Manager, Mercy Housing California
  • Jacob Bintliff / Manager of Economic Recovery Initiatives, Office of Economic and Workforce Development
  • Cyndy Comerford / Head of Climate Programs, SF Environment
  • Iyad Kheirbek / Director, Air Quality, C40 Cities

Event Recording

C40 Competition


Doors will open 30 minutes in advance of the program.



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