Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Mapping and Re-use of Public Remnant Sites

Friday, February 5th, 2010

A look at Vacant land in SF

Alison Arieff, founder of the SF-based Dwell Magazine, has done a lot to bring urban and architectural theories to a wider audience. Now working as an architectural critic for the New York Times, she’s bringing a lot of attention to planning and infill. In a recent piece, she goes back to the Bay to highlight a project that uses GIS to map small remnant sites–gutters, lot fractions, pieces of unused street space–and proposes their use for parks and green infrastructure.

With so much emphasis on land assembly and large sites, it’s interesting to think about a local streetscape or parks plan that plots and utilizes these other spaces.

Local Code on Prof. de Monchaux\'s site