UC Berkeley Extension

The L-3 Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio exhibit showcases UC Berkeley Extension student work on the San Francisco Green Connections project at 22nd St in Potrero Hill and the Dogpatch.  The work investigates integrating ecological and urban design in the context of a heterogeneous neighborhood with highly contrasting social, economic, and existing landuse aspects.  Students develop a range of strategies to reuse the currently lost space between Arkansas St. and Texas St. into a pedestrian link and community amenity, as well as develop a new vision for the 22nd St. Caltrain Station.  The station and site are currently underused and feel threatening at night, and there is no occupiable space for the community during the day.  The student plans develop a range of strategies to activate the space, integrate ecological design, and relate to the existing neighborhoods culture and context.  The great challenge of this site is maintaining respect for the light industrial landuse, while also enhancing community space for the increasing residential population.  This studio focuses on using concept driven design to address real world challenges. This project has been developed in discussion with City Planning as the City moves forward with redeveloping this space within the Green Connections Network.  The questions and issues discussed and ideas presented are current, relevant, and part of the ongoing discussion of the evolving eastern neighborhoods of San Francisco.

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