Sustainable Vision

San Francisco, CA

The transfer of the Presidio in San Francisco from the United States Army to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area presented an unparalleled opportunity for redeveloping a military base into a model sustainable community. This proposal demonstrated the potential of concentrating development at the Main Post of the Presidio to create a compact new sustainable neighborhood/ center using ecological design principles. The vision was to create a model development for both research and living -- a compact, vital mixed-use center connected to the Bay Area's public transportaion and developed with the appropriate sustainable building and infrastructure technologies. This proposal was done in collaboration with volunteer members of Urban Ecology, Inc. 


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