Issue 525

Adapt, Transform, Reuse

Making use of the past can serve as a guide to the future of the city.

The juxtaposition of old and new enhances our urban fabric, amplifying the layers of history that define great cities. Reimagining old buildings has lead to the creation of some of San Francisco’s most loved places, from the Women’s Building to Mint Plaza to the new Exploratorium.

Urban Field Notes: The Hills of San Francisco

Once a formidable obstacle, the city’s hills are made for walking. And commuting. And recreation.

Once a formidable obstacle, the city’s hills are made for walking. And commuting. And recreation.

From Pop-Up to Permanent

In Oakland, an artist and urban designer blends boosterism with positive deviance.

In Oakland, an artist and urban designer blends boosterism with positive deviance.