Street Trees, Community/Civic Dynamic, and its Effect on Home Values!

Here in San Francisco, a city that touts its green image, many are surprised to find that only 13.7% of the city is covered in tree canopy. If you’re lacking a reference for what this number means, it’s actually less than most major cities, some notables being: Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Jose. The September newsletter from our local arborist enthusiasts – Friends of the Urban Forest – spells out this surprising information and also calls attention to the fact

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It’s that time of the year again, PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day, an exercise in creativity centered around the repurposing and reimaging of public parking spaces, is back again this Friday, September 20th, for its annual event. Founded by the Rebar Group, a San Francisco based art and design studio, this event began in 2005 with a 2-hour “PARK” installation on a metered parking space in the city’s financial district. The event is focused on citizens independently turning metered parking spots into temporary public parks and other spaces that encourage

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Another September, another Architecture Home Tour Weekend!

  Ok, September offers  far more than home tours of amazing properties with interesting ideas come to life.  In the Architecture and the City Festival, there’s design, there’s films, there’s lectures!  All in September and all bought to us by AIA SF. I’ve already missed some great events, but I am looking forward to the home tour as always.   Presented by  AIA SF and  the Center for Architecture + Design this is our chance to enter and experience diverse architecture and neighborhoods in

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