Open Space Design in the Public Realm

Lecture | February 8 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Neil Hrushowy, City Design Group

 UC Berkeley Extension

The public realm is much more than a utilitarian system of connections to get from here to there. It is where people walk, meet, and where they socialize. It is where they take in the views, where they see what merchants have to offer, and where they come to know their neighborhood and their fellow citizens.

In this presentation, Neil Hrushowy, Manager of San Francisco's City Design Group will discuss new public space design ideas for environments that are open to all and how these designs need to work with present urban problems of homelessness, safety, and changing population. The discussion will encompass not just the beauty of design but how people use and react to design in environments where city problems may occur such as Market Street and Civic Center in San Francisco.

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